Eric Swalwell recall, Dublin, California (2012)
An effort to recall Eric Swalwell from his position on the city council of Dublin, California, was launched in July 2012. Recall supporters never filed any paperwork, and as of October 2012, the recall effort was considered to be abandoned.
Swalwell, who sought and won election to the U.S. House to represent the 15th Congressional District of California in November 2012, was accused of encouraging businesses to donate to his congressional campaign in exchange for favorable city council votes.
Path to the ballot
As of October 2012, no recall paperwork had been filed. If recall paperwork had been filed, recall organizers would have needed to submit signatures equivalent to 20% of the votes cast in the last city council election. Swalwell's election to the U.S. House in November 2012 meant that Swalwell vacated his city council seat, ending the prospect of a recall.