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Recall Florida Founder Calls on State Sen. Grall and State Rep. Brackett to Co-Sponsor Recall Bill

January 23rd, 2023

Recall Florida Founder Chance Johnmeyer recently put out a call to action for Indian River County residents to contact State Senator Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach) and State Representative Robbie Brackett (R-Vero Beach) to ask the two to Co-Sponsor House Joint Resolution 131 (HJR 131) Recall of County Commissioners and Officers.

HJR 131 will put an amendment to Florida's Constitution onto the ballot for the 2024 General Election.

The amendment will allow for the recall of County Constitutional Officers and County Commissioners.

Currently under Florida Law, the only recalls that can occur are Town/City Council Officials (under certain criteria) and in Charter Counties that allow recalls.

City of Sebastian had a recall election in 2020 that saw the ouster of Vice Mayor Charles Mauti, Council-members Damien Gilliams and Pam Parris, with over 90% voting in favor of recall.

Indian River County is a Non-Charter County.

Recall Florida is a Non-Partisan organization that advocates for allowing the recall of Constitutional Officers for the purposes of holding these elected officials accountable to their Constituents.

Johnmeyer told Indian River News:

“The mission of the Recall Florida movement since 2020 was to seek and obtain a amendment to FS 100.361 which would allow non charter county citizens the right to recall corrupt county officials.

Recall Florida would like to invite Senator Erin Grall and Representative Robbie Beckett to come alongside Representaive Joel Rudman, our 4000 members and citizens of non charter counties as we fight to bring the right to redress grievances through recall petition. Sponsor, co-sponsor HJR 131, and HB 209. Let's get to work!”

Johnmeyer is host of The Stand Podcast where he talks to people in politics about how others can get involved politically.

Johnmeyer’s podcast can be found by visiting anchor.fm/chance-johnmeyer

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