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Recall petition approved for Senate President Leroy Garcia

Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 12:24:43-04

PUEBLO — The Colorado Secretary of State's office announced Monday, a recall petition has been approved for Senate President Leroy Garcia (Pueblo-D).

The Senate President is the latest Colorado elected official facing a recall across the state. Others include El Paso County Senator Pete Lee and Governor Jared Polis.

Both Lee and Garcia's districts faced recalls in 2013, when then-Colorado Springs Senate President John Morse and Pueblo Senator Angela Giron were recalled over gun control legislation.

Garcia's recall is being organized by Susan Carr, as well as Victor Head and Ernest Mascarenas- two men who were a part of the recall effort for Giron.

The statement submitted to the Secretary of State's office for Garcia's recall cites his vote on a bill to change the structure and certain regulations for the state's oil and gas industry. Additionally, the recall organizers cite a lawsuit where Garcia blocked a commenter on Facebook- resulting in a $25,000 settlement.