Recall History in California (1913 to Present)

Since 1913, there have been 158 recall attempts of state elected officials in California. Nine recall efforts collected enough signatures to qualify for the ballot and of those, the elected official was recalled in five instances.

A list of California Recall Attempts
Attempted Official
48 Governor
1 Lieutenant Governor
5 Attorney General
1 Insurance Commissioner
2 Member of the Board of Equalization
25 Member of the State Senate
48 Member of the Assembly
1 Supreme Court (entire membership)
27 Supreme Court (individual justices)

Recall attempts that have qualified for the ballot

Successful recall attempts

Complete List of Recall Attempts

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