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Rick Maldonado, David Torrez, Melissa Cano and Mary Helen Villanueva recall, Parlier Unified, California (2011)

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A vote about whether to recall Rick Maldonado, David Torrez, Melissa Cano and Mary Helen Villanueva from their positions on the school board of the Parlier Unified School District took place on the November 8, 2011 ballot.[1]

In the vote that took place on November 8, all four school board members were retained in office.

The recall effort was launched in March 2011.[2]

The Parlier Unified School District board has five members. The only member of the board who was not targeted in the recall effort is Xavier Betancourt.

Election results

Maldonado

  • Number of votes to recall Maldonado: 329 Defeatedd
  • Number of votes to retain Maldonado: 501

Torrez

  • Number of votes to recall Torrez: 323 Defeatedd
  • Number of votes to retain Torrez: 511

Cano

  • Number of votes to recall Cano: 324 Defeatedd
  • Number of votes to retain Cano: 511

Villanueva

  • Number of votes to recall Villanueva: 334 Defeatedd
  • Number of votes to retain Villanueva: 502

Recall supporters

Maria Betancourt was a recall organizer. She is the wife of Xavier Betancourt, who is a member of the Parlier Unified School District.

Betancourt and others organized a group called the "Save our Schools Committee" to lead the recall.

Recall supporters objected to a vote by the four targeted board members in March 2011 to place Parlier Unified School District superintendent Rick Rodriguez on paid administrative leave.

Path to the ballot

Recall organizers needed to collect a minimum of 936 signatures for each recall target to force a recall vote.[1]

The signatures were submitted to Fresno County election officials, where they were scrutinized for validity. Fresno County election officials announced in the last week of June 2011 that the petitions contained sufficient valid signatures to trigger a special recall election.[3]

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