State Sen. Valde Garcia said he’s being targeted in a recall of legislators who may vote for tax increases because of his refusal to sign “no-tax” pledges.
Garcia, R-Marion Township, was one of several state Republican and Democratic representatives and senators named in recall papers filed on Monday by Leon Drolet, a former Republican state representative and leader of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance.
Drolet said anti-tax organizers on Monday filed or intended to file with local clerks nine statements of organization setting up potential recall efforts, with another one against Garcia to come later this week.
The moves will take care of paperwork so recall language can be proposed quickly if lawmakers vote to raise taxes, Drolet said.
Valde Garcia is a good man. More often than not, I agree with him. He does need to be watched closely on tax votes however, and is oftentimes a fencesitter on those votes. He usually goes our way in the end, but did vote for the "tax shift" a few years back.
The rest of the targets? In the House:
Andy Dillon, D-Redford
Marc Corriveau, D-Northville
Mary Valentine, D-Muskegon
Gino Polidori, D-Dearborn
Ed Gaffney, R-Grosse Pointe Farms
Richard Ball, R-Laingsburg.
Glenn Anderson, D-Westland
Dennis Olshove, D-Warren
Gerald Van Woerkom, R-Norton Shores
Valde Garcia, R-Howell