September 11, 2019 •
Colorado Recall Efforts Fail Against Pete Lee, Persist Against Leroy Garcia
Recall efforts against Sen. Pete Lee of Senate District 11 failed on September 10.
Similar recall efforts have recently targeted Senate President Leroy Garcia of Senate District 3.
Proponents of Lee’s recall notified the Secretary of State’s Office that they would not submit the recall petition signatures required by 5 p.m. September 10.
The petition needed 11,304 signatures to recall Lee, who was targeted for sponsoring legislation to create a paid family and medical leave program to be funded by a mandatory fee on businesses and employees.
Garcia, who won his reelection in November with more than 70% of the vote, was targeted for recall after voting for a bill to restrict oil and gas production in Colorado.
If proponents for Garcia’s recall gather 13,506 signatures by the petition deadline of October 18, the effort will trigger a special election that could be held in District 3 in early 2020.
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