Recall campaigns in Idaho

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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.

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= A judge prevented the recall from going forward.

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= A recall election is scheduled.
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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

Recall efforts against three Idaho officials fail to collect enough signatures

Idaho

By Greg Janetka

BOISE, Idaho: Recall campaigns targeting three Republican Idaho officials for their support of controversial education reforms have all failed to gather enough signatures. The targets of the effort were Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, who crafted the reforms, along with state Senator Mitch Toryanski and state Representative Julie Ellsworth.[1]

The deadline came and went at 5 p.m. local time yesterday, with organizers falling far short of their goal. The number of valid signatures required for a recall election is 20 percent of the number of persons that voted in the last preceding election for the office of incumbent being recalled. In Luna's case, 158,107 signatures were needed, but only about 50,000 were gathered.[2] For Toryanski and Ellsworth, 4,725 were needed, but each campaign only collected around 1,000.[1]

Morgan Hill, organizer of the Recall Tom Luna campaign, said efforts started strong, but volunteer support fell off. Undaunted, Hill said supporters are working to create a nonpartisan watchdog organization, stating, "It would be irresponsible to shy away from this high level of public enthusiasm."[2]

Luna issued a statement in response to the failed campaign, saying, "Reforming education has never been about me; it's about giving our students more opportunities. Our focus and priority has been and will continue to be implementation of the laws."[3] The controversial laws in question were passed during the 2011 legislative session and are part of Luna's reform package known as "Students Come First." The three bills phase out tenure, restrict education union bargaining rights, begin a teacher pay-for-performance measure, and shift money from salaries to classroom technology.[4]

Although the recalls failed, opponents of the reforms were able to successfully place three veto referendums targeting the bills onto the November 6, 2012 general election ballot.[5].

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