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Mayors are subject to recall elections in 38 states.

In some states, the right of recall extends to all mayors in all municipalities in the state and is guaranteed either with a constitutional provision or a state statute that applies to all the municipalities in the state. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.

In several states, however, the right to hold a recall election for a mayor only applies to certain types of cities, such as in Texas, where mayoral recall is only available in cities with a city charter that specifically authorizes recall, or in New Mexico, where mayoral recall is only available to mayors in municipalities with a commission-manager form of government. (See local rules governing local recall.)

In the United States, there are 19,429 municipal governments and 16,504 town or township governments. In some states where there is a township style of municipality, the leader of the township's government is referred to as a supervisor rather than a mayor, but the functions are similar. Altogether, there are 35,933 local governments that are either defined as a municipal government or a town/township government.[1] However, there are only about 1,200 municipalities with a population exceeding 30,000.[2]

Mayoral recalls by year

See also: Comparative analysis of the frequency of mayoral recalls, 2009-2010
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Contents
1 2011
1.1 Mayor was recalled
1.2 Mayor resigned or did not run for re-election
1.3 Mayor was retained in office
1.4 Election scheduled
1.5 Recall effort underway, no election scheduled
1.6 Court stops recall
1.7 Recall effort abandoned
2 2010

Mayor was recalled

Mayor resigned or did not run for re-election

Mayor was retained in office

Election scheduled

Recall effort underway, no election scheduled

Court stops recall

Recall effort abandoned

See also: Comparative analysis of the frequency of mayoral recalls, 2009-2010

Alaska

See also: Recall campaigns in Alaska

Portal:Recall Roger Purcell recall, Houston, Alaska (2010)
Defeatedd Doug Isaacson recall, North Pole, Alaska (2010)

Arizona

See also: Recall campaigns in Arizona

Defeatedd David Schwan recall, Carefree, Arizona, 2010

Arkansas

See also: Recall campaigns in Arkansas

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Carl Redus recall, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

California

See also: Recall campaigns in California

Approveda Dunsmuir: Peter Arth
Approveda Livingston: Daniel Varela
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Hollister: Victor Gomez
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Los Angeles: Antonio Villaraigosa
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ventura: Bill Fulton
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Soledad: Richard Ortiz
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ridgecrest: Steven Morgan
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Compton: Eric Perrodin

Colorado

Approveda Dave Walker recall, Palisade, Colorado (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot John Vazquez recall, Windsor, Colorado, 2010

Florida

See also: Recall campaigns in Florida

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Carlos Alvarez recall, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2010

Idaho

See also: Recall campaigns in Idaho

Approveda John Miller recall, Salmon, Idaho (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Kevin Poole recall, Lewiston, Idaho
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Recall of the members of the Kellogg City Council, Idaho (2010)

Kansas

See also: Recall campaigns in Kansas

Defeatedd Don Call recall, McCune, Kansas (2010)
Defeatedd Chris Lette recall, Udall, Kansas (2010)
Defeatedd Bill Goebel recall, Jetmore, Kansas (2010)
Approveda Jimmy Bonds recall, Ogden, Kansas, 2010

Louisiana

See also: Recall campaigns in Louisiana

Approveda Joshua Thomas recall, Wilson, Louisiana, 2010
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Betty Alford-Olive recall, Bastrop, Louisiana, 2010
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Marcia Young, Forest Hill, Louisiana, 2010

Michigan

See also: Recall campaigns in Michigan

Approveda Don Schwieman recall, Flushing Township
Approveda Bob Lepley recall, Marine City
Approveda Fred "Mac" Fortner recall, Davison
Defeatedd Art Moyses recall, LeRoy Township, Michigan, 2010
Defeatedd James Cooper, Grosse Pointe Shores
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Dayne Walling recall, Flint 

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot John Carmichael recall, Sturgis
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Jeffrey Lamarand, Taylor

New Jersey

See also: Recall campaigns in New Jersey

Defeatedd Anthony Suarez recall, Ridgefield, New Jersey, 2010
Defeatedd Herbert Frederick recall, West Wildwood, New Jersey
Defeatedd Vincent Barella recall, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey (2010)
Defeatedd Gerard McNamara recall, West Wildwood, New Jersey (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Silverio Vega recall, West New York, New Jersey (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Wilda Diaz recall, Perth Amboy, New Jersey (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Lorenzo Langford recall, Atlantic City, New Jersey (2010)

New Mexico

See also: Recall campaigns in New Mexico

Approveda Jesse James Johnson recall, Raton

Ohio

See also: Recall campaigns in Ohio

Approveda Jane Murray recall, Portsmouth
Approveda Pat Layshock recall, Newton Falls
Approveda Scott Hockenberry recall, West Jefferson
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ike Stage recall, Grove City
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Tim Humphries recall, Carlisle
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Bruce Akers recall, Pepper Pike
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot David Koontz recall, Norton

Oklahoma

See also: Recall campaigns in Oklahoma

Defeatedd Nathan Bates recall, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2010
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Dewey Bartlett recall, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2010)

Oregon

See also: Recall campaigns in Oregon

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Sam Adams recall, Portland, Oregon, 2010

South Dakota

See also: Recall campaigns in South Dakota

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Dave Schneider recall, Belle Fourche, South Dakota, 2010

Tennessee

See also: Recall campaigns in Tennessee

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ron Littlefield recall, Chattanooga, Tennessee (2010)

Texas

See also: Recall campaigns in Texas

Approveda James Stewart recall, Brady, Texas (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot James Gosey and Dulani Masimini recall, Forest Hill, Texas (2010)

Virginia

See also: Recall campaigns in Virginia

Approveda James Holley recall, Portsmouth, Virginia, 2010

Wisconsin

See also: Recall campaigns in Wisconsin

Defeatedd Kenneth Rottier recall, Seymour, Wisconsin, 2010
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Jack Chiovatero recall, New Berlin, Wisconsin (2010)


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