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State House Rep. Paul Scott (R) is
one of the first Republican state
House or Senate elected officials
to now face a recall election, Nov. 2011
Let the recall elections began. A Michigan's state based unionized effort to rid the state of one of the 29 Republicans House Legislators facing recall petition signature or clarity language hearings, has succeed in their efforts for one elected official.
Despite Rep. Scott’s claims, SOS elections officials have noted that the recall petitions contained more than 11,000 valid signatures or, more than the 25% of registered voters who participated in the last general vote, which meets the state law requirement to force a recall election.
The state’s largest teachers union, Michigan Education Association, has for now, won provisional key victory. Rep. Scott was targeted for recall due to his votes that played a key role in changing the state’s teacher tenure changing policies.
A Michigan state lawmaker hasn’t successfully been recalled since 1983, but up to 28 other Republican Legislators and Governor Rick Snyder (R) is in the middle of recall petition signature clarity periods or targeted for Petition Language Clarity Hearings before County Election Commission Boards.