Recall Process

We are currently collecting signatures to recall Jeff Hayner. We will collect 2,264 signatures from Ward 1 voters by July 30. This will trigger a recall election, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. It will be labeled “Recall Election”, but the text of this petition will not appear there. Hayner will be listed as the Democratic Party nominee. Other candidates may run against him, as independents. If Ward 1 voters choose one of the other candidates, Hayner will be removed from office.

The text of the recall petition reads:

On or around April 10, 2021 Jeff Hayner posted to social media a quote about journalists that included a homophobic slur. The city council then imposed sanctions by stripping him of committee appointments until December of 2021.