STATE OF CALIFORNIA

RECALL EFFORTS

FILED

 

These listing are extremely fluid, we add or move them to the appropriate status area when officially updated. The only official listings are maintained by the Registrar charged with approving the Recall Petition and setting the Calendar of Events

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECALLS 2021

Santa Clara County

 

START DATE: July 2021

END DATE: 

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 200,000 per recallee

% = 10% of registered voters in each District

RECALLEES: Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Otto Lee, Susan Ellenberg, Joseph Simitian

REASONS:

Shasta County 

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE: September 29th 2021

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 4,000 per recallee

% = 

RECALLEES: Joe Chimenti, Leonard Moty, and Mary Rickert

REASONS:
● Betrayal of public trust by not defending the county from state
government overreach.
● A need for fundamental change.
● Irresponsible handling of taxpayer money.

CITY COUNCIL RECALLS 2021

Lemoore

START DATE: July 2018.

END DATE: 

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 

RECALLEES: Holly Blair

REASONS:
● Conduct at council meetings, on social media, and with other
residents.
● Does not represent the values of Lemoore and the city deserves
better representation.

Kingsburg

START DATE: PENDING

END DATE: 

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 

RECALLEES: Jewel Hurtado

REASONS:
Demonstrated a Marxist/socialist agenda in her activities and actions,
which does not represent her constituency. … Councilperson Hurtado
favors rules and regulations that shackle our business community and
prevent our city from thriving.

Oceanside

START DATE: 

END DATE: 

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 4,848

% = 20% of registered voters in District 1

Website: Let Oceanside Vote

RECALLEES: Kori Jensen

REASONS:
● She was appointed, not elected and is unknown to the District 1
community. We just want to VOTE on our representative!
● Unverified residence in Oceanside District 1. Current records show
she lives in Carlsbad.
○ Lied about being a resident of District 1 and that her primary
residence is in Carlsbad, California.
● Not financially responsible. Owes over $50,000 in property tax that
decreases tax revenue to Oceanside!
● No visible District 1 community activity, is not familiar with issues in
District 1 or Oceanside ie: wanted to close the Brooks St pool for
kids!

Los Angeles

START DATE: July 13, 2021

END DATE: November 10, 2021

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 27,387

% = 15% of registered voters in District 11

Website: Recall Mike Bonin

RECALLEES: Mike Bonin

REASONS:
Broken promises, terrible and counter-productive public policy
proposals, and unwillingness to listen or take action to represent the
interests of the people and communities of the westside of Los Angeles have had devastating consequences.
● Neighborhoods and schools are unsafe.
● Crime is rampant and rising.
● Struggling local businesses.
● Fires.
● Tax payer money is squandered.
● Under Mike Bonin’s watch, the humanitarian crisis of the homeless population is growing exponentially.
● We feel afraid to visit public beaches and community parks.

Los Angeles

START DATE: PENDING

END DATE: 

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 27,000+

% = 15% of registered voters in District 4

Website: CD4 FOR CD4 

RECALLEE: Nithya Raman

REASONS:
● Put PERSONAL HOMELESSNESS IDEOLOGY over constituent
safety.
● Enabled gang members to commit crimes–including drug trafficking,
robbery, brandishing and firing of guns and prostitutional extortion,
often in full view of families and children—while ignoring months of
pleas for safety from the citizens you were elected to serve.
● CHAOS AND LAWLESSNESS EVERYWHERE:
○ Refusal to acknowledge addiction and mental illness as root
causes of homelessness and wrongly insist the city can build its
way out of the crisis.
○ You and your staff are hostile and disruptive to LAW
ENFORCEMENT, advocating for LAPD defunding despite an
increase in dangerous crime and fires—often stemming from
homeless encampments—in your district.
● ABSENT:
○ You claim to encourage dialogue and transparency, yet you and
your staff have only superficially availed yourself to
constituents, abruptly abandoning meetings, refusing to answer
questions and chronically ignoring constituent meeting
requests, calls and emails.
○ You also routinely skirt the topic of PROTECTION OF
SINGLE-FAMILY ZONE NEIGHBORHOODS.
● We conclude you favor their destruction. You up-ended a decade of
constituents’ work when you unilaterally, with no input from the
citizens you purportedly represent, requested the City Planning
Commission increase building heights in district neighborhoods such
as Los Feliz.
● Finally, you refuse to disavow your alliance with the DEMOCRATIC
SOCIALISTS OF LOS ANGELES (DSA-LA), WHICH CLAIMS TO
“CO-GOVERN” WITH YOU, a group that proudly brandishes the
hammer and sickle, whose goals are to end capitalism and abolish
prisons and police. Your actions appear scripted by the DSA-LA and
its affiliates.

MAYORIAL RECALLS 2021

Calexico

START DATE: May 5, 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 4,000

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Website:

RECALLEE: Rosie Fernandez

REASONS:
● Failing to host in-person or virtual office hours
● Opposing wage increases for essential workers
● Opposing repairs to public bathrooms in the downtown area
● Supporting the sale of city land to the federal government for
installation of border barriers.
● Arrested for driving under the influence

Hollister

START DATE: June 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Ignacio Velazquez

REASONS:
● Engaging in divisive behavior
● Failing to build a consensus for public policy
● Using social media to attack political opponents
● Being hostile to job creation in the city
● Supporting fines for businesses staying open during the COVID-19
pandemic.

Elk Grove

START DATE: May 14, 2021

END DATE: October 21, 2021

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 10,470

% = 10% of registered voters

Website: Elk Grove Hmong Americans

RECALLEE: Bobbie Singh-Allen

REASONS:
Comments made by Singh-Allen about the Hmong community. In a June
2020 post on social media, Bobbie Singh-Allen said that then-mayor Steve
Ly used a patriarchal clan system to control and intimidate women.

Placerville

START DATE: April 16, 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED: 1,660

% =

Website:

RECALLEE: Dennis Thomas

REASON:
Abusing his power in favor of commercial growth that is not conducive with
the General Plan while doing little to promote the mom and pop businesses
of the downtown.

SCHOOL DISTRICT RECALLS 2021

Chico Unified School District 

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEES: Eileen Robinson, Kathleen Kaiser, Tom Lando, and Caitlin Dalby

REASONS:
● Failed to fulfill its promise to return students to in-person instruction
full time when the county reached the orange tier for the state’s
COVID-19 regulations. The board ignored surveys that showed a
majority of parents were in favor of full-time in-person instruction.
● Students in the district suffered by not returning to school full time
with “record levels of learning loss, failing grades, mental health visits
to our local hospital, and the tragic deaths of students due to suicide.”

Elk Grove Unified School District

START DATE: May 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Nancy Chaires Espinoza 

REASONS:
● Used her own local authority to vote with the EGEA and keep kids out of
school
● Elk Grove citizens deserve a trustee who upholds interests of her own
constituents over the interests of a teacher’s union.

Fallbrook Union High School District

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Diane Summers 

REASONS:
● limiting in-person instruction to two half-days a week despite state
and county guidance allowing for full-time in-person instruction
● improperly notifying the public about special and emergency
meetings
● “hindering, ignoring and mocking public comments,”
● lacking clear communication and
● “not requiring board members to recuse themselves when they have
a conflict of interest in voting on financial matters involving pay raises
and pension funding

Fairfax Elementary School District

START DATE: May 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Nancy Chaires Espinoza

REASONS:
Her actions represent a significant conflict of interest and highlight her
decision-making process to continually vote in favor of the teacher’s union over the interest of students and constituents in her district
The community has lost trust and confidence in her ability to objectively
govern as a EGUSD Trustee

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District

START DATE: March 2021

RECALLEE: Chardá Bell-Fontenot

REASONS:
● Opposed re-opening schools
● Created a nasty, hostile work environment
● Doesn’t support students and families

Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District 

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEES: Theresa Bond, Cynthia Chang, David Guidry, and Peter L. Hertan

REASON:
Too slow to reopen schools to in-person instruction after the number of
COVID-19 cases began to ebb in the county

Mount Diablo Unified School District 

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEES:
Debra Mason, Linda Mayo,Keisha Nzewi, Cherise Khaund, Erin McFerrin

REASONS:
● Inability to approve and
● oversee a sustainable budget, and failure to be a good stewards of
tax payer funds
● Demonstrated an inability to faithfully listen to the concerns of
constituents in regard to providing an in-person learning opportunity
to the greatest extent possible
● Failed to advocate, at both state and local levels, for measures that
would facilitate a choice to return to in-person learning for all
students
● Inability to serve their constituents

San Dieguito Union High School District

START DATE: May 2021

RECALLEE: Michael Allman 

REASONS:
● Violated the district’s Code of Conduct
● Had not represented all teachers on some issues

San Francisco Unified School District 

START DATE: February 2020

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEES: Board members Gabriela López, Alison Collins, and Faauuga Moliga 

REASONS:
● Schools in the district remained closed for nearly a year in reaction to
the COVID-19 pandemic
● The board spent time voting to rename 44 buildings in the district
rather than focusing on opening schools

San Juan Unified School District

START DATE: April 2021

RECALLES:
Pam Costa, Zima Creason, Saul Hernandez, Michael McKibbin, and Paula Marie Villescaz 

REASONS:
● Failed to represent their constituents
● Denied students access to district staff and services
● Voted to not return students to in-person learning during the
2020-2021 school year

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

 

START DATE: January 2021

RECALLEES: Ken Mintz, Rachel Hurd, and Susanna Ordway 

REASONS:
● Delayed the implementation of in-person instruction
● Unwilling to meet, discuss, and vote in alignment with community
members, violating the Brown Act
● Not demonstrating financial governance and oversight, and failing to
ensure accountability

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

START DATE: May 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Laurie Lieberman from her position on the Santa
Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education in California

REASONS:
Violated anti-corruption laws and created a culture of retaliation against parents

Vista Unified School District

START DATE: April 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEE: Martha Alvarado 

REASON:
Violated her oath of office and the Board Member Code of Ethics

West Sonoma County Union High School District 

START DATE: March 2021

END DATE:

SIGNATURES NEEDED:

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RECALLEES: Kellie Noe, Jeanne Fernandes, and Laurie Fadave 

REASONS:
A plan to consolidate two schools

SCHEDULED

 

These listing are extremely fluid, we add or move them to the appropriate status area when officially updated. The only official listings are maintained by the Registrar charged with approving the Recall Petition and setting the Calendar of Events