Fernando Armenta recall, Monterey County, California (2011)
Jose Castaneda, president of the Alisal Unified School District board, was a leader in the recall effort. Castaneda faced two perjury charges and two counts of filing a false document in connection with paperwork filed with county election officials to launch the recall. Castaneda acknowledged that he filed a false affidavit with the Board of Elections.
Elizabeth Miller, a resident of East Salinas, supported the recall. Her support for the recall was related to Armenta's support for state intervention in the Alisal Unified School District.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in California
Recall organizers would have needed to collect 3,741 signatures of registered voters by mid-October 2011 in order to qualify the recall election for the ballot.
- KION, "ABC Committee Wants Recall on Armenta," May 23, 2011
- Monterey County Weekly, "Armenta Recall Effort Ends With Misdemeanor," August 24, 2011
- Monterey County Weekly, "No Way, Jose: Castaneda Charged with Perjury for Failed Armenta Recall Attempt," June 17, 2011
- Monterey County Weekly, "Armenta Recall Effort Hits the Streets," June 22, 2011