Recall campaigns in Ohio
= The targeted politician resigned after a recall campaign was begun, and before the vote on the recall would have taken place.
= A judge prevented the recall from going forward.
= A recall election is scheduled.
- See also: Political recall efforts, 2010
Portsmouth: Jane Murray
Newton Falls: Pay Layshock
West Jefferson: Scott Hockenberry
Pepper Pike: Bruce Akers
Carlisle: Tim Humphries
Grove City: Ike Stage
Norton: David Koontz and Mike Zita
Mahoning County: Anthony Traficanti, John McNally, and David Ludt
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio: Sen. Dale Miller proposed a recall statute that, if approved, would give residents the right to recall county officials for misconduct in office. According to reports, Miller sponsored the law after additional federal charges were filed in a corruption investigation involving Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo's office. Miller noted that although the proposal is complicated it's "worth doing." "We will have to take into account both charter and non-charter counties," said Miller. Although the proposed statute currently only addresses county officials, Miller said that he is contemplating adding language that would allow voters to recall school board members.
Finkbeiner's legal team said the petition forms were missing the sentence, "Whoever Commits Election Falsification is Guilty of a Felony of the 5th Degree."
The state's highest court agreed, saying that although the Toledo City Charter does not say that recall petitions must include the sentence that was left out, the state's election laws do require the missing sentence.
About 40,000 signatures were collected on the petition to remove Finkbeiner from office.
- The Plain Dealer,"Miller proposes recall statute," September 29, 2009
- Toledo Blade, "Justices halt Finkbeiner recall effort," July 28, 2009
- Toledo Free Pres,"Mayor recall to be on November ballot," June 10, 2009
- Ballot Access News, "Ohio Recall Petition Invalidated Because of Missing Sentence," July 28, 2009