Comment: I understand FL is not one of the states which allows recalls

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I understand FL is not one of the states which allows recalls

of Senators.
I would love to be wrong on this.

The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_2096900_recall-us-senator.html#ixzz2...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_election

2011 recalls

In 2011, there were at least 150 recall elections in the United States. Of these, 75 officials were recalled, and nine officials resigned under threat of recall. Recalls were held in 17 states in 73 different jurisdictions. Michigan had the most recalls (at least 30). The year set a record for number of state legislator recall elections (11 elections) beating with previous one-year high (three elections). Three jurisdictions adopted the recall in 2011.[8]

Of recall elections, 52 were for city council, 30 were for mayor, 17 were for school board, 11 were for state legislators, one was for prosecuting attorney (York County, Nebraska). The largest municipality to hold a recall was Miami-Dade County, Florida, for mayor.[8]

The busiest day was November 8 (Election Day) with 26 recalls. In 34 jurisdictions, recalls were held over multiple days.[8]
Successful recalls

1911 recall of Hiram Gill, mayor of Seattle, Washington[9]
1916 recall of J. W. Robinson, mayor of Boise, Idaho[10]
1921 recall of Lynn Frazier, governor of North Dakota
1928 Lester R. Rice-Wray, Los Angeles, California, City Council member
1977 recall of County Judge Archie Simonson,Madison, Wisconsin
1983 recall of Michigan state senators Phil Mastin and David Serotkin due to their support for a state income tax hike. Loss of these two Democratic lawmakers, along with two special elections won by Republicans, flipped the state senate to GOP control, where it has remained ever since (as of September 2011.)
1987 recall of Mike Boyle, mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.
1987 recall of James Holley, mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia
1994 recall of officials in River Vale, New Jersey: Mayor Walter Jones, Councilwoman Patricia Geier, and Councilman Bernard Salmon[11]
1995 recall of California State Assemblyman Paul Horcher
1995 recall of California State Assembly Speaker Doris Allen
1996 recall of Carrollton Texas mayor Gary Blanscet and council members Linda Caldwell, Bernis Francis, Stan Hampton, Bob Novinsky and Bert Colter.
1996 recall of Wisconsin State Senator George Petak[12]
2002 recall of Woodrow Stanley, mayor of Flint, Michigan.
2002 recall of multiple Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, elected county officials including Executive F. Thomas Ament (resigned before election); Board Chair Karen Ordinans; and Board Supervisors Penny Podell, LeAnn Launstein, David Jasenski, Kathy Arciszewski, James McGuigan, and Linda Ryan. All were recalled due to a retirement pension controversy.[13]
2003 recall of Gray Davis, governor of California
2003 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Gary George[12]
2005 recall of James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington.
2006 recall of Neil Marko, mayor of Roosevelt, New Jersey.
2008 recall of Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, mayor of Arlington, Oregon.
2010 recall of James Holley, mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia.
2011 recall of Carlos Alvarez, mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida.
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Dan Kapanke
2011 recall of Neal Knight, mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, and city councilors Mari Gottwald and Jamie Minshall, less than a year after their election, due to unhappiness over their votes to fire the city manager.[14]
2011 recall of multiple Killeen, Texas elected city officials including Mayor Pro Tem Scott Cosper and four city council members.[15]
2011 recall of Arizona state senator Russell Pearce.
2011 recall of Michigan State Representative Paul Scott
2012 recall of Bob Ryan, Mayor of Sheboygan, WI[16]
2012 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Van H. Wanggaard[17]
2012 recall of Janice Daniels, Mayor of Troy, Michigan[18]
2012 recall of Melinda Myers, Clerk & Recorder of Saguache County, Colorado.

Unsuccessful recalls

1932 recall election of Wisconsin State Senator Otto Mueller[19]
1978 recall of Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich
1983 recall of San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein
2008 recall of California State Senator Jeff Denham
2008 recall of Michigan House of Representatives Speaker Andy Dillon
2009 recall of San Jose, California City Council member Madison Nguyen
2009 recall of Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
2010 recall of Mayor Anthony R. Suarez in Ridgefield, New Jersey
2011 recall of Omaha, Nebraska Mayor Jim Suttle[20]
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Robert Cowles
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Sheila Harsdorf
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Luther Olsen
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Alberta Darling
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Robert Wirch
2011 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Jim Holperin
2012 recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
2012 recall of Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
2012 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Scott L. Fitzgerald
2012 recall of Wisconsin State Senator Terry Moulton
2013 recall of La Crosse, Wisconsin City Council President Audrey Kader

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