Everyone has been asking us: what can we do to recall the Governor?

As we’ve pointed out many times, Ohio does not currently have a recall procedure like some other states (e.g. Wisconsin).

Could that be about to change?

State Representatives Foley and Hagan think so. They are planning to introduce legislation that would allow Ohioans to recall elected officials including the Governor and legislators.

Honestly, it seems unlikely this will ever come up for a vote given that the GOP controls both the Senate and House and the Governor’s office. But I’m still very interested to hear what they plan to propose.

Here’s the press release:


State Reps. Foley and Hagan to Hold Press Conference on Recall Legislation

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) and Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) will hold a press conference at the Statehouse on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 to introduce legislation which would allow for Ohioans to recall statewide office holders and members of the Ohio General Assembly.

WHO: State Rep. Mike Foley
State Rep. Robert F. Hagan

WHAT: Press Conference to introduce recall legislation

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
11:00 AM

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse
Room 113