Effort to recall Colorado Senate Senate President Leroy Garcia gets go-ahead

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office cleared the way Monday for signature-gathering to begin in the effort to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia.

Garcia, of Pueblo, was re-elected with 74% support in 2018, but Susan Carr, spokesperson for the recall campaign, said his votes for Senate Bill 181 — the oil and gas bill — and the national popular vote compact aren’t good for his district.

“When our politicians turn their back on the people that elected them, we have to do something about it,” she said.