Difference between revisions of "Recall campaigns in California"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(School boards)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
<div style="float:right; margin-top: 0.0em; margin-bottom:3px; width:20%; background-color: #F5F5DC; padding: .2em .6em; font-size: 105%; border:1px solid #A3B1BF;">''"...the threat of recall can be a useful way to spotlight someone who is stinking up the place with the casual arrogance endemic to too many electeds. They feign selflessness and a mere desire for service on the campaign trail and turn high and mighty once in office."''<br>Editorial, Pasadena Star-News, May 13, 2010<span style="font-size: larger;font-weight: bold;"></span></div>
 
<div style="float:right; margin-top: 0.0em; margin-bottom:3px; width:20%; background-color: #F5F5DC; padding: .2em .6em; font-size: 105%; border:1px solid #A3B1BF;">''"...the threat of recall can be a useful way to spotlight someone who is stinking up the place with the casual arrogance endemic to too many electeds. They feign selflessness and a mere desire for service on the campaign trail and turn high and mighty once in office."''<br>Editorial, Pasadena Star-News, May 13, 2010<span style="font-size: larger;font-weight: bold;"></span></div>
'''Legend:'''
+
{{recall badge}}{{tnr}}
 +
{{recall legend}}
  
{{approved}} = Recall target was recalled by voters.
 
  
{{defeated}} = When a recall vote was held, voters rejected the attempt to recall the politician (that is, voters decided to keep/retain the targeted politician).
 
  
{{aban}} = Recall effort did not collect enough signatures to force a recall vote.
 
  
{{quit}} = Targeted politician resigned after a recall campaign was begun, and before the vote on the recall would have taken place.
 
 
{{clipboard}} = Petition drive to collect signatures to force a recall is underway.
 
<br><br><br>
 
 
=2013=
 
=2013=
==City councils==
+
{{TOC maker|1H=2013
:: ''See also: [[City council recalls]]''
+
|1.1=Approved
 
+
|1.2=Defeated
{{aban}} [[Steve Madison recall, Pasadena, California (2013)|'''Pasadena:''' Steve Madison]] <br>
+
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
{{aban}} [[Jim Righeimer recall, Costa Mesa, California (2013)|'''Costa Mesa:''' Jim Righeimer]]
+
|1.4=Resigned
 
+
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
==Mayors==
+
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
:: ''See also: [[Mayoral recalls]]''
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
* [[Joe Gunter recall, Salinas, California (2013)|'''Salinas:''' Joe Gunter]]
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
==School boards==
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
:: ''See also: [[School board recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}} [[Rebecca Quintana and Reynold Esquivel recall, Stone Corral School District, California (2013)|'''Stone Corral School District:''' Rebecca Quintana recall]] <br>
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
{{approved}} [[Rebecca Quintana and Reynold Esquivel recall, Stone Corral School District, California (2013)|'''Stone Corral School District:''' Reynold Esquivel recall]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{dates}} [[Leticia Garcia and Sophia Green recall, Fontana Unified School District, California (2013)|'''Fontana Unified School District:''' Leticia Garcia and Sophia Green]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
==Special districts==
+
==Resigned==
:: ''See also: [[Special district recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
{{approved}}{{approved}} {{approved}} [[Michael Alifano, Douglas Mackintosh and Gary Riddell recall, Coastside Fire Protection District, California (2013)|'''Coastside:''' Michael Alifano, Douglas Mackintosh, and Gary Riddell]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
==County commissioners==
+
==Judicially invalidated==
:: ''See also: [[County commission recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, judicial
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
 +
</dpl>
  
==Sheriffs==
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
:: ''See also: [[Sheriff recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2013
 +
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 +
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{caflag}}
 
 
=2012=
 
=2012=
{{caflag}}
+
{{TOC maker|1H=2012
==City councils==
+
|1.1=Approved
:: ''See also: [[City council recalls]]''
+
|1.2=Defeated
{{colbegin}}
+
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
{{approved}} [[Dolores Lucero recall, Shasta Lake, California (2012)|'''Shasta Lake:''' Dolores Lucero]] <br>
+
|1.4=Resigned
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Dick Jones, Pat McKinley and Don Bankhead recall, Fullerton, California (2012)|'''Fullerton:''' Dick Jones, Pat McKinley, and Don Bankhead]] <br>
+
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Yolanda Teneyuque and John Martinez recall, Greenfield, California (2012)|'''Greenfield:''' Yolanda Teneyuque and John Martinez]] <br>
+
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Mario Hernandez, Maribel De La Torre, and Brenda Esqueda recall, San Fernando, California (2012)|'''San Fernando:''' Mario Hernandez and Maribel De La Torre]] <br>
+
}}
{{defeated}}{{defeated}} [[Frank Martinez and Glenda Hill recall, Orange Cove, California (2012)|'''Orange Cove:''' Frank Martinez and Glenda Hill]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Recall of Mayor Ed Murray and the Lindsay City Council, Lindsay, California (2012)|'''Lindsay:''' Entire City Council]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Huntington Park City Council recall, California (2012)|'''Huntington Park:''' Elba Guerrero, Mario Gomez, Ofelia Hernandez, and Rose Perez]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Jeff Rivero recall, Atwater, California (2012)|'''Atwater:''' Jeff Rivero]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Armando Gomez and Althea Polanski recall, Milpitas, California (2012)|'''Milpitas:''' Armando Gomez and Althea Polanski]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Yvonne Parks, Jan Pye, and Scott Matas recall, Desert Hot Springs, California (2012)|'''Desert Hot Springs:''' Jan Pye and Scott Matas]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}[[Marti Brown and Stephanie Gomes recall, Vallejo, California (2012)|'''Vallejo:''' Marti Brown and Stephanie Gomes]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Francie Sullivan, Rick Bosetti, and Patrick Jones recall, Redding, California (2012)|'''Redding:''' Francie Sullivan, Rick Bosetti, and Patrick Jones]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Eric Swalwell recall, Dublin, California (2012)|'''Dublin:''' Eric Swalwell]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[John Anderson recall, Yorba Linda, California (2012)|'''Yorba Linda:''' John Anderson]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Juli Costanzo recall, San Gabriel, California (2012)|'''San Gabriel:''' Juli Costanzo]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Daryl Hickman recall, Lake Elsinore, California (2012)|'''Lake Elsinore:''' Daryl Hickman]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}[[Pete DeJarnatt and Sue Digre recall, Pacifica, California (2012)|'''Pacifica:''' Pete DeJarnatt and Sue Digre]] <br>
+
{{quit}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Sherri Lane, Mike Touhey, Shelley Sanderson, and Steve Herfert recall, West Covina, California (2012)|'''West Covina:''' Sherri Lane, Mike Touhey, Shelley Sanderson, and Steve Herfert]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Chas Kelley recall, San Bernardino, California (2012)|'''San Bernardino:''' Chas Kelley]] <br>
+
{{quit}} [[Rob Bonta recall, Alameda, California (2012)|'''Alameda:''' Rob Bonta]] <br>
+
{{colend}}
+
  
==Mayors==
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2012
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
:: ''See also: [[Mayoral recalls]]''
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2012
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{colbegin}}
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
{{approved}} [[Mario Hernandez, Maribel De La Torre, and Brenda Esqueda recall, San Fernando, California (2012)|'''San Fernando:''' Brenda Esqueda]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{approved}} [[Dan Wilson recall, Portola, California (2012)|'''Portola:''' Dan Wilson]] <br>
+
category = Recall, California
{{defeated}} [[David Plank recall, Ione, California (2012)|'''Ione:''' David Plank]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2012
{{defeated}} [[John Huerta Jr. recall, Greenfield, California (2012)|'''Greenfield:''' John Huerta, Jr.]] <br>
+
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
{{aban}} [[Recall of Mayor Ed Murray and the Lindsay City Council, Lindsay, California (2011)|'''Lindsay:''' Ed Murray]] <br>
+
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
{{aban}} [[Yvonne Parks, Jan Pye, and Scott Matas recall, Desert Hot Springs, California (2012)|'''Desert Hot Springs:''' Yvonne Parks]] <br>
+
</dpl>
{{aban}} [[Jean Quan recall, Oakland, California (2012)|'''Oakland:''' Jean Quan]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Huntington Park City Council recall, California (2012)|'''Huntington Park:''' Andy Molina]]
+
{{colend}}
+
  
==School boards==
+
==Resigned==
:: ''See also: [[School board recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
{{colbegin}}
+
category = Recall, California
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Reynold Esquivel and Rebecca Quintana recall, Stone Corral Elementary School District, California (2012)|'''Tulare County:''' Reynold Esquivel and Rebecca Quintana]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2012
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Arlie Ricasa, Jim Cartmill and John McCann recall, Sweetwater, California (2012)|'''Sweetwater:''' Arlie Ricasa, Jim Cartmill, and John McCann]] <br>
+
category = Recall, resigned
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Recall of the Oakland School Board, California (2012)|'''Oakland:''' School Board]] <br>
+
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Eleanor Torres, Henrietta Macias, and Ramon Rodriguez recall, Rio School District, California (2012)|'''Rio:''' Eleanor Torres, Henrietta Macias, and Ramon Rodriguez]] <br>
+
</dpl>
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Reynold Esquivel and Rebecca Quintana recall, Stone Corral Elementary School District, California (2012)|'''Stone Corral:''' Reynold Esquivel and Rebecca Quintana]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Skyy Fisher recall, Compton Unified School District, California (2012)|'''Compton:''' Skyy Fisher]] <br>
+
{{approved}}{{quit}} [[Sheila Whitley recall, Atwater School Board, California (2012)|'''Atwater:''' Sheila Whitley]] <br>
+
{{quit}} [[Tony Vang recall, Fresno Unified School Board, California (2012)|'''Fresno:''' Tony Vang]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Will Smith recall, Santa Maria-Bonita School District, California (2012)|'''Santa Maria:''' Will Smith]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Mike Rios recall, Moreno Valley, California (2012)|'''Moreno Valley:''' Mike Rios]] <br>
+
{{colend}}
+
  
==Special districts==
+
==Judicially invalidated==
:: ''See also: [[Special district recalls]]''
+
<dpl>
{{colbegin}}
+
category = Recall, California
{{aban}} [[Frank Caron recall, Rio Linda-Elverta Water District, California (2012)|'''Rio Linda-Elverta Water District:''' Frank Caron]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2012
{{quit}} [[Brian Dawson recall, Discovery Bay Community Services District Board, California (2012)|'''Discovery Bay Community Services District:''' Brian Dawson]] <br>
+
category = Recall, judicial
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{quit}} [[Feather River Recreation and Park District recall, California (2012)|'''Feather River Recreation and Park District''']] <br>
+
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}[[Chester Public Utility District recall, California (2012)|'''Chester Public Utility District''']]
+
</dpl>
{{colend}}
+
 
+
==County commissioners==
+
:: ''See also: [[County commission recalls]]''
+
{{aban}} [[Jack Hanson recall, Lassen County, California (2012)|'''Lassen County:''' Jack Hanson]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Marcia Armstrong recall, Siskiyou County, California (2012)|'''Siskiyou County:''' Marcia Armstrong]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Darren Spellman recall, Calaveras County, California (2012)|'''Calaveras County:''' Darren Spellman]]
+
 
+
==Sheriffs==
+
:: ''See also: [[Sheriff recalls]]''
+
{{aban}} [[Phil Wowak recall, Santa Cruz County, California (2012)|'''Santa Cruz County:''' Phil Wowak]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Tom Bosenko recall, Shasta County, California (2012)|'''Shasta County:''' Tom Bosenko]]
+
  
 +
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2012
 +
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 +
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
 
=2011=
 
=2011=
{{caflag}}
+
{{TOC maker|1H=2011
==City councils==
+
|1.1=Approved
 +
|1.2=Defeated
 +
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
 +
|1.4=Resigned
 +
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
 +
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
:: ''See also: [[City council recalls]]''
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
{{colbegin}}
+
<dpl>
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Bell City Council recall, California (March 2011)|'''Bell:''' Hernandez, Jacobo, Artiga, Mirabal (March 8, 2011)]] <br>
+
category = Recall, California
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Donald Kuehne and Joanne Ward recall, Hercules, California (2011)|'''Hercules:''' Donald Kuehne and Joanne Ward]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2011
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Joe Riboli, Lauren Sinnott and David Ingham recall, Point Arena, California (2011)|'''Point Arena:''' Riboli, Sinnott, Ingham]] <br>
+
category = Recall, approved
{{aban}} [[Jack Lynch recall, Angels Camp, California (2011)|'''Angels Camp:''' Jack Lynch]] <br>
+
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Recall of Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the Fontana City Council, Fontana, California (2011)|'''Fontana:''' Entire City Council]] <br>
+
</dpl>
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Paul Joiner, Spencer Short and Tom Cosgrove recall, Lincoln, California (2011)|'''Lincoln:''' Spencer Short and Tom Cosgrove]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Frank Lopez recall, Vista, California (2011)|'''Vista:''' Frank Lopez]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Rudy Cabriales, Mike Rothschild and Jim Kennedy recall, Victorville, California (2011)|'''Victorville:''' Cabriales, Rothschild and Kennedy]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[James Johnson recall, Long Beach, California (2011)|'''Long Beach:''' James Johnson]] <br>
+
{{aban}}{{aban}} [[Charles Slert, Kathryn Murray and Kelley Schellong recall, Crescent City, California (2011)|'''Crescent City:''' Kathryn Murray and Kelley Schellong]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Jesse James White recall, Riverbank, California (2011)|'''Riverbank:''' Jesse James White]] <br>
+
{{colend}}
+
==County commissioners==
+
  
:: ''See also: [[County official recalls]]''
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2011
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{aban}} [[Fernando Armenta recall, Monterey County, California (2011)|'''Monterey County:''' Fernando Armenta]] <br>
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
{{aban}} [[Darren Spellman recall, Calaveras County, California (2011)|'''Calaveras County:''' Darren Spellman]] <br>
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2011
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
==Mayors==
+
==Resigned==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2011
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
:: ''See also: [[Mayoral recalls]]''
+
==Judicially invalidated==
{{colbegin}}
+
<dpl>
{{aban}} [[Recall of Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the Fontana City Council, Fontana, California (2011)|'''Fontana:''' Acquanetta Warren]] <br>
+
category = Recall, California
{{aban}} [[Dan Chin recall, Hanford, California (2011)|'''Hanford:''' Dan Chin]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2011
{{aban}} [[Paul Joiner, Spencer Short and Tom Cosgrove recall, Lincoln, California (2011)|'''Lincoln:''' Paul Joiner]] <br>
+
category = Recall, judicial
{{aban}} [[Jerry Amante recall, Tustin, California (2011)|'''Tustin:''' Jerry Amante]] <br>
+
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
{{quit}} [[Charles Slert, Kathryn Murray and Kelley Schellong recall, Crescent City, California (2011)|'''Crescent City:''' Charles Slert]]
+
</dpl>
{{colend}}
+
==School boards==
+
  
:: ''See also: [[School board recalls]]''
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
 
+
<dpl>
{{aban}} [[Jay Chen, Norman Hsu, Joseph Chang and Anita Perez recall, Hacienda La Puente Unified, California (2011)|'''Hacienda La Puente Unified:''' Chen, Hsu, Chang and Perez]] <br>
+
category = Recall, California
{{aban}}[[Eileen Miranda Jimenez recall, West Covina Unified, California (2011)|'''West Covina Unified:''' Jimenez]] <br>
+
category = Recall, 2011
{{defeated}}{{defeated}}{{defeated}}{{defeated}} [[Rick Maldonado, David Torrez, Melissa Cano and Mary Helen Villanueva recall, Parlier Unified, California (2011)|'''Parlier Unified:''' Maldonado, Torrez, Cano and Villanueva]] <br>
+
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Alfonso and Bibiano Rabago recall, Biola Community Services District Board, California (2011)|'''Biola:''' Rabago and Rabago]] <br>
+
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
 
=2010=
 
=2010=
 +
{{TOC maker|1H=2010
 +
|1.1=Approved
 +
|1.2=Defeated
 +
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
 +
|1.4=Resigned
 +
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
 +
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
:: ''See also: [[Political recall efforts, 2010]]''
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
==City council==
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
:: ''See also: [[City council recalls]]''
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{colbegin}}
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[San Jacinto City Council recall, California, 2010|'''San Jacinto:''' Stubblefield, Mansperger, Potts and Ayres]]
+
==Resigned==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Thom Crowder, Doug Humphreys and Ben Manley recall, Hughson, California (2010)|'''Hughson:''' Thom Crowder, Doug Humphreys and Ben Manley]] <br>
+
==Judicially invalidated==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, judicial
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Peter Arth and Mario Rubino recall, Dunsmuir, California (2010)|'''Dunsmuir:''' Peter Arth and Mario Rubino]]
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2010
 +
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 +
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}} {{approved}} [[Daniel Varela and Martha Nateras recall, Livingston, California (2010)|'''Livingston:''' Daniel Varela and Martha Nateras]] <br>
+
=2009=
 +
{{TOC maker|1H=2009
 +
|1.1=Approved
 +
|1.2=Defeated
 +
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
 +
|1.4=Resigned
 +
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
 +
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Kathy Salazar and Robert Urteaga recall, Montebello, California (2010)|'''Montebello:''' Kathy Salazar and Robert Urteaga]]
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2009
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}} [[Lance MacLean recall, Mission Viejo, California (2010)|'''Mission Viejo:''' Lance MacLean]]
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2009
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}} [[Betty Rexford recall, Poway, California, 2010|'''Poway:''' Betty Rexford]]
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2009
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{defeated}} [[Recall of Thomas Buckley from the Lake Elsinore City Council, California (2010)|'''Lake Elsinore:''' Thomas Buckley]]
+
==Resigned==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2009
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{aban}} [[Brentwood City Council recall, California, 2010|'''Brentwood:''' Bob Taylor, Chris Becnel, Robert Brockman]] <br>
+
==Judicially invalidated==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2009
 +
category = Recall, judicial
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{aban}} [[Eric Perrodin, Lillie Dobson, Craig Cornwell and Alita Godwin recall, Compton, California (2010)|'''Compton:''' Eric Perrodin, Lillie Dobson, Craig Cornwell and Alita Godwin]]
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
 
+
<dpl>
{{aban}} [[Crescent City Recall of Council Members, California, 2010|'''Crescent City:''' Kelly Schellong, Charles Slert and Kathryn Murray]]
+
category = Recall, California
 
+
category = Recall, 2009
{{aban}} [[Barry Bruce and Mike Gomez recalls, Hawaiian Gardens, California (2010)|'''Hawaiian Gardens:''' Barry Bruce and Mike Gomez]]
+
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 
+
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
{{aban}} [[Victor Gomez and Doug Emerson recall, Hollister, California (2010)|'''Hollister:''' Doug Emerson]]
+
</dpl>
 
+
{{aban}} [[Janice Hahn recall, Los Angeles, California (2010)|'''Los Angeles:''' Janice Hahn]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Lynwood City Council recall, California (2010)|'''Lynwood:''' Aide Castro, Alfredo Flores and Maria Quiñones]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Maywood City Council recall, California (2010)|'''Maywood:''' Felipe Aguirre, Edward Varela, Veronica Guardado and Ana Rosa Rizo]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Dave Machado and Mark Acuna recall, Placerville, California (2010)|'''Placerville:''' Dave Machada and Mark Acuna]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Steven Morgan, Ron Carter and Jerry Taylor recall, Ridgecrest, California (2010)|'''Ridgecrest:''' Steven Morgan, Ron Carter and Jerry Taylor]] <br>
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Jack Krebs, Janith Norman and Jan Vick recall, Rio Vista, California, 2010|'''Rio Vista:''' Jack Krebs, Janith Norman and Jan Vick]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Recall of the Sacramento City Council, California (2010)|'''Sacramento:'''  Johnson, Tretheway, Sheedy, Cohn, Fong, McCarty, Pannell]]
+
 
+
{{aban}} [[Richard Ortiz and Martha Camacho recall, Soledad, California (2010)|'''Soledad:''' Richard Ortiz and Martha Camacho]]
+
 
+
{{colend}}
+
 
+
==School board==
+
:: ''See also: [[School board recalls]]''
+
{{schoolca2010recall}}
+
 
+
==Mayors==
+
 
+
:: ''See also: [[Mayoral recalls]]''
+
 
+
{{approved}} [[Peter Arth and Mario Rubino recall, Dunsmuir, California (2010)|'''Dunsmuir:''' Peter Arth]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Victor Gomez and Doug Emerson recall, Hollister, California (2010)|'''Hollister:''' Victor Gomez]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Antonio Villaraigosa recall, Los Angeles, California (2010)|'''Los Angeles:''' Antonio Villaraigosa]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Bill Fulton recall, Ventura, California (2010)|'''Ventura:''' Bill Fulton]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Eric Perrodin, Lillie Dobson, Craig Cornwell and Alita Godwin recall, Compton, California (2010)|'''Compton:''' Eric Perrodin]] <br>
+
 
+
==Special districts==
+
 
+
{{defeated}} [[Mountain Gate Community Services District board recall, Shasta County, California (2010)|'''Shasta County:''' Greg Peterson and Cary Park]]
+
 
+
=2009=
+
 
+
==Recalls that did go to a vote==
+
{{colbegin}}
+
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District recall, California, 2009|'''Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District:''' School board]] <br>
+
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Jose Hernandez and Julie Ruelas recall, San Fernando City Council, California (2009)|'''San Fernando:''' Jose Hernandez and Julie Ruelas]] <br>
+
{{approved}} [[George Barich recall, Cotati, California (2009)|'''Cotati:''' George Barich]] <br>
+
{{approved}} [[John Gaglione recall, West Valley County Water District, California (November 2009)|'''West Valley County:''' John Gaglione]] <br>
+
{{approved}} [[Jesus Velazquez recall, Alisal Union School District (August 2009)|'''Alisal Union School Disrict:''' Jesus Velazquez]] <br>
+
{{approved}} [[Lyle Turner recall, Mountain Gate Community Services District, California (2009)|'''Shasta County:''' Lyle Turner]] <br>
+
{{defeated}} [[Jerry Kern recall, City of Oceanside (December 2009)|'''Oceanside:''' Jerry Kern]] <br>
+
{{defeated}} [[Madison Nguyen recall, San Jose, California (2009)|'''San Jose:''' Madison Nguyen]] <br>
+
* [[Richard Ruff recall, Hopland Public Utilities District, California (August 2009)|'''Hopland Public Utilites District:''' District board]]
+
{{colend}}
+
 
+
==Recalls that did not go to a vote==
+
{{colbegin}}
+
{{aban}} [[Abel Maldonado recall, California, 2009|'''State Legislature:''' Abel Maldonado]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Arnold Schwarzenegger recall, California, 2009|'''Statewide:''' Arnold Schwarzenegger]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Dick Dickerson recall, Redding, California (2009)|'''Redding:''' Dick Dickerson]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Ferndale School District board recall, California, 2009|'''Ferndale School District:''' School board]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Jeff Miller recall, California, 2009|'''State Legislature:''' Jeff Miller]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Jim Silva recall, California, 2009|'''State Legislature:''' Jim Silva]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Lynwood Schools Recall of Board Members, 2009|'''Lynwood School District:''' School board]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Monte Sereno City Council Recall, 2009|'''Monte Sereno:''' City council]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Newman-Crows Landing school board recall, California, 2009|''' Newman-Crows Landing School District:''' School board]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Recall of three members of the Tahoe Truckee School Board, California (2009)|'''Tahoe Truckee School District:''' School board]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Robin Hastings recall, Moreno Valley, California (2009)|'''Moreno Valley:''' Robin Hastings]] <br>
+
{{aban}} [[Roy Ashburn recall, California, 2009|'''State Legislature:''' Roy Ashburn]] <br>
+
{{quit}} [[Bill Postmus recall, San Bernardino, California, 2009|'''San Bernardino:''' Bill Postmus]] <br>
+
{{quit}} [[Dan Cort recall, Pacific Grove, California, 2009|'''Pacific Grove:''' Dan Cort]] <br>
+
{{colend}}
+
  
 
=2008=
 
=2008=
{{defeated}} [[Jeff Denham recall, California (2008)|'''State Senate:''' Jeff Denham]] <br>
+
{{TOC maker|1H=2008
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Recall of Sheila Benecke and Marlene Draper, Capistrano Unified School District, California (2008)|'''Capistrano Unified School District:''' Sheila Benecke and Marlene Draper]] <br>
+
|1.1=Approved
{{approved}} [[Mary Jane Galviso recall, Orosi, California (2008)|'''Orosi:''' Mary Jane Galviso]] <br>
+
|1.2=Defeated
{{approved}} [[Rodney Sanders recall, Strathmore, California (2008)|'''Strathmore:''' Rodney Sanders]] <br>
+
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
 +
|1.4=Resigned
 +
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
 +
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
= 2007 =
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Lynwood City Council recall, California (2007)|'''Lynwood:''' City council]]
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
= 2006 =
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}}{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Simon Ayala, Eve Acosta and Ken Ortega recall, Rio School District, California (2006)|'''Rio School District:''' Simon Ayala, Eve Acosta, and Ken Ortega]]
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=2005=
+
==Resigned==
{{approved}} [[Jack van Haaster recall, Murrieta, California (2005)|'''Murrieta:''' Jack van Haaster]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Scott Rodowick and Teri Furgeson recall, Center Unified School District, California (2005)|'''Center Unified School District:''' Scott Rodowick and Teri Furgeson]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=2004=
+
==Judicially invalidated==
 +
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, judicial
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
 +
</dpl>
  
{{approved}} [[Pam Pratt recall, Isleton, California (2004)|'''Isleton:''' Pam Pratt]] <br>
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
{{defeated}} [[Armando Flores recall, Rohnert Park, California (2004)|'''Rohnert Park:''' Armando Flores]]
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2008
 +
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 +
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
=2003=
+
=2007=
 +
{{TOC maker|1H=2007
 +
|1.1=Approved
 +
|1.2=Defeated
 +
|1.3=Multiple outcomes
 +
|1.4=Resigned
 +
|1.5=Judicially invalidated
 +
|1.6=Did not go to a vote
 +
}}
  
{{approved}} [[Gray Davis recall (2003)|'''Statewide:''' Gray Davis]] <br>
+
==Approved {{approved}}==
{{approved}} [[Nativo Lopez recall, Santa Ana Unified School District (2003)|'''Santa Ana Unified School District:''' Nativo Lopez]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{approved}} [[South Gate City Council recalls, California (2003)|'''South Gate:''' City council]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, approved
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were approved this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=1996=
+
==Defeated {{defeated}}==
{{approved}} [[Hawaiian Gardens City Council recall, California (1996)|'''Hawaiian Gardens:''' City council]]
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, defeated
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were defeated this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=1995=
+
==Multiple outcomes {{approved}}{{defeated}}==
{{defeated}} [[Mike Machado recall, California (1995)|'''State Assembly:''' Mike Machado]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[Paul Horcher and Doris Allen recalls, California (1995)|'''State Assembly:''' Paul Horcher and Doris Allen]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, multiple outcomes
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=1994=
+
==Resigned==
{{defeated}} [[David Roberti recall, California (1994)|'''State Senate:''' David Roberti]] <br>
+
<dpl>
{{approved}}{{approved}} [[John Tyndall and Joyce Lee recall, Vista Unified School District, California (1994)|'''Vista Unified School District:''' John Tyndall and Joyce Lee]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, resigned
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.
 +
</dpl>
  
=Pre-1960=
+
==Judicially invalidated==
==1960==
+
<dpl>
{{approved}} [[Vera Hacker recall, Duarte, California (1960)|'''Duarte:''' Vera Hacker]]
+
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, judicial
 +
noresultsheader = No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.
 +
</dpl>
  
==1914==
+
==Did not go to a vote {{aban}}==
{{approved}} [[Edwin Grant recall, California (1914)|'''State Senate:''' Edwin Grant]]
+
<dpl>
 +
category = Recall, California
 +
category = Recall, 2007
 +
category = Recall, did not go to a vote
 +
noresultsheader = All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.
 +
</dpl>
  
==1913==
+
=Prior to 2007=
{{defeated}} [[James Owens recall, California (1913)|'''State Senate:''' James Owens]] <br>
+
{{approved}} [[Marshall Black recall, California (1913)|'''State Senate:''' Marshall Black]]
+
  
 +
See '''[[Political recall efforts|List of political efforts]].'''
  
 
=News=
 
=News=
Line 331: Line 428:
 
format= ,<br><h3>'''[[%PAGE%]]''' </h3> __NOTOC__,  
 
format= ,<br><h3>'''[[%PAGE%]]''' </h3> __NOTOC__,  
 
</DPL>
 
</DPL>
 +
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 
<headertabs/>
 
<headertabs/>
=See also=
+
[[Category:Recall, California]]
 +
<headertabs/>
  
* [[Laws governing recall in California]]
+
==See also==
 
+
* [[Portal:Recall]]
 
+
* [[Political recall efforts]]
{{Recalls by office}}
+
{{recalls by office}}
 
+
[[Category:Recall, California]]
+
__NOTOC__
+

Revision as of 22:04, 11 November 2013

"...the threat of recall can be a useful way to spotlight someone who is stinking up the place with the casual arrogance endemic to too many electeds. They feign selflessness and a mere desire for service on the campaign trail and turn high and mighty once in office."
Editorial, Pasadena Star-News, May 13, 2010
RecallBanner.jpg
Historical recalls
Recall news
Recall laws
Recall portal

Legend:

Approveda = The recall target was recalled by voters.

Defeatedd = When a recall vote was held, voters rejected the attempt to recall the politician (that is, voters decided to keep/retain the targeted politician).

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot = The recall effort did not collect enough signatures to force a recall vote.

Portal:Recall = The targeted politician resigned after a recall campaign was begun, and before the vote on the recall would have taken place.

Balance48.png

= A judge prevented the recall from going forward.

Dates.png

= A recall election is scheduled.



[edit]

Contents
1 2013
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


Resigned


Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Contents
1 2012
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Contents
1 2011
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Contents
1 2010
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.

Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Contents
1 2009
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Contents
1 2008
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.

Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.

Contents
1 2007
1.1 Approved
1.2 Defeated
1.3 Multiple outcomes
1.4 Resigned
1.5 Judicially invalidated
1.6 Did not go to a vote

Approved Approveda


Defeated Defeatedd


No recall efforts were defeated this year.

Multiple outcomes ApprovedaDefeatedd


No recall efforts had multiple outcomes this year.

Resigned


No recall efforts resulted in resignations this year.

Judicially invalidated


No recall efforts were judicially invalidated.

Did not go to a vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


All recall efforts appeared on the ballot.



Ballotpedia's 2013 Recall Analysis

State Targeted officials Recalled Retained Resigned
Alaska 2 1 0 0
Arizona 18 1 0 1
California 67 9 1 2
Colorado 19 2 1 3
Florida 5 0 0 1
Georgia 15 0 0 0
Idaho 4 0 3 0
Louisiana 11 2 0 2
Maine 21 9 1 0
Maryland 2 0 0 0
Michigan 37 5 3 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 1
Missouri 1 0 0 0
Montana 5 0 0 0
Nebraska 8 0 1 0
Nevada 2 0 0 0
New Jersey 3 0 0 0
New Mexico 5 1 0 1
North Carolina 2 0 0 0
North Dakota 7 5 2 0
Ohio 1 0 0 1
Oklahoma 2 1 0 0
Oregon 13 2 2 0
Rhode Island 4 0 4 0
South Dakota 1 0 0 0
Texas 30 2 3 0
Virginia 2 0 0 0
Washington 2 1 0 0
West Virginia 4 0 0 0
Wisconsin 7 0 4 0
Total 301 41 25 12

Ballotpedia's 2012 Recall Analysis

State Targeted officials Recalled Retained Resigned
Arkansas 9 2 4 0
Alaska 8 1 0 0
Arizona 19 6 4 2
California 87 11 4 6
Colorado 16 2 6 2
District of Columbia 3 1 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 0
Georgia 3 0 0 0
Idaho 10 2 0 0
Kansas 10 5 4 0
Louisiana 6 0 0 1
Maine 3 3 0 0
Massachusetts 7 4 0 0
Michigan 79 5 13 3
Minnesota 1 0 0 0
Missouri 4 0 0 0
Montana 4 1 0 2
Nebraska 9 1 2 0
Nevada 1 0 1 0
New Jersey 12 0 0 0
New Mexico 7 0 0 1
North Dakota 3 2 1 0
Ohio 1 0 0 0
Oklahoma 3 1 0 1
Oregon 24 3 8 4
Rhode Island 1 0 0 0
Tennessee 2 0 0 0
Texas 17 1 1 0
Washington 7 2 0 1
West Virginia 1 0 0 0
Wisconsin 12 3 4 1
Total 370 54 54 24

Total recall: 22 local officials face day of reckoning on November 6

By Kelly O'Keefe

BallotpediaNews.png
On November 6, 22 officials in 6 states face the prospect of being recalled from office. Officeholders in Arkansas, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Nebraska will fight to be retained by voters. Below is a breakdown of the recall action in each state.

Election aftermath:Local officials recalled on June 5

By Kelly O'Keefe

While the recall activity in Wisconsin received a great deal of attention yesterday, a number of local recall elections also took place on June 5.


Hercules mayor resigns as recall effort intensifies

Joanne Ward, targeted for recall

HERCULES, California: Hercules mayor Ed Balico resigned abruptly on January 11, 2011, just minutes before he was due to be handed a notice of intent to recall.[1] The surprise resignation left city council members Donald Kuehne and Joanne Ward as the two remaining targets of a recall campaign fuelled by anger over "corruption, financial malfeasance and incompetent administration."[2]

With the resignation of Balico, the Hercules City Council is down to 4 members. New city council members John Delgado and Myrna de Vera were elected on the November 2, 2010 ballot, decisively defeating incumbents Kris Valstad and Joe Eddy McDonald as the first wave of voter discontent over what many perceive as financial shenanigans made itself felt at the ballot box.

If the recall effort against Ward and McDonald succeeds, the city council will have had a complete turnover in its membership.

Hercules is "a diverse Bay Area city of 25,000 people."[3]

Recall supporters include Cindy Rasmussen, who, at a city council meeting on January 11, 2011, when notices of intent to recall the three targets were served, said, "I continue to be shocked, appalled and, frankly, very incensed at the continual revelations of failures of leadership in this city by the long-term members of this City Council...We intend to take our city back and ensure that this pattern of corruption, lies and mismanagement will stop, and that you will answer for putting this wonderful city in horrendous financial jeopardy with your arrogance, your incompetence and your egregious lack of integrity."[4]

When Balico resigned, he said he wanted "to spend more time with his family."[1] According to Tom Barnidge, a columnist for the Contra Costa Times:

Donald Kuehne, targeted for recall
On the very night that a residents group planned to serve Hercules Mayor Ed Balico with a letter of intent to recall him from office -- in fact, minutes before it was to be slapped on his desk -- he announced he was stepping down from the City Council.

What are the odds of those events intersecting?

It's like a man deciding to step off a roadway just before a cement truck runs over him.

It was a lifestyle decision, Balico said. His many years in office, as a planning commissioner and council member, had made him a stranger to his wife and kids. Dinners were missed, vacations postponed. He'd even forgotten that his daughter plans to marry in May. (That should make for a fun family conversation.)[4]

When Kuehne, who was first elected to a four-year term on the Hercules City Council in 2010, was served with an intent of notice to recall on January 11, 2011, a local newspaper reported that he ."..glared from his seat, a smirk peeking out from beneath his mustache, then tore apart the notice he'd been handed and tossed it over his shoulder."[4]

When Joanne Ward was served with an intent of notice to recall, she ."..looked flush-faced stunned, as if she had just walked into a wall. She sat motionless, her lower lip hanging open as the charges were read. If a teleporter were available, she would have beamed herself anywhere else."[4]

References

See also