Recall Glenn Grothman, State Senator, Wisconsin District 20 (5)
The press release.
The Grothman recall effort collected over 15,000 signatures from people unhappy with his representation, building a strong foundation for future campaigns.
According to campaign staff, many signers were upset with Grothman's support of the proposal to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Others were angry about his proposal to drastically reduce support for public education. Still others opposed his derogatory views about women. All thought Grothman should not support balancing the state budget on the backs of the elderly, the poor and the middle class in favor of tax breaks for the rich.
"While we did not get the magic number we needed, we know that many of the Senator's constituents believe he does not represent their interests," said Waring Fincke, a West Bend lawyer who helped organize the campaign.
"We are really proud of the thousand plus volunteers who contributed to the effort," said Richard Schwalb who led the effort in Ozaukee County.
"There are thousands of people in our communities on record for a change and eager to work towards finding solutions for problems based on facts, not ideologies," said Tanya Lohr, a West Bend teacher who led the effort in Washington County.
All the organizers are happy with the effort and the foundation they built for future work. "Hopefully, more moderate leadership will come to Madison as a result of the statewide recall efforts," Fincke concluded.
So, while Glenn's seat is safe for now, whoever runs against him now has 15,000 volunteers coming out of the box.