The Los Angeles County Registrar approved the petition for the recall of District Attorney George Gascon, thereby officially starting the 160-day period for signature collection.
Recall petitions are available for download at
To qualify, the recall must collect 566,857 signatures from registered Los Angeles County voters (10% of the total current registered voters). The deadline for submission to the Registrar is July 6, 2022. If successful, the recall would likely appear on the November 2022 ballot.
The proponents who signed the notice of intention to recall Gascon have been personally impacted by one or multiple of Gascon’s special directives, including the directive to not charge special enhancements, parole and resentencing policies, and blanket rules for the prosecution of juveniles.
“We are sick and tired of living in the pro-criminal paradise Gascon has created,” said Desiree Andrade and Tania Owen, co-chairs of the Recall DA George Gascon campaign. “Gascon turned his back on us, and now his policies are destroying Los Angeles County right before our eyes and needlessly creating more innocent victims.”
“This is our chance to put an end to all of it, but it is massive undertaking that will require an all-in approach from the entire community,” Andrade and Owen continued. “We need all Angelenos to join us in this effort to restore public safety and end the chaos in our streets. We all deserve to live without fear of criminals running amok, and to have a District Attorney who actually does his job.”
The bi-partisan recall effort is led by co-chairs Desiree Andrade, Tania Owen, former Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, former Deputy District Attorney Sam Dordulian, former Deputy District Attorney Kathy Cady, and former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine. It is supported by victims’ rights advocates, current and former law enforcement officials, and Los Angeles County residents. Over 31 cities (and counting) in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence in Gascon. In addition, the City of Beverly Hills has officially endorsed the recall campaign.
Unlike the initial recall effort, the new recall committee gathered substantial resources before the 160-day period for signature collection began, including over $2.7 in contributions. This is critical given the substantial number of signatures required, the cost of signature collection, and the short time frame. Instead of constantly playing catch up with resources, this effort is starting out ahead of the curve.
Support for Gascon has continued to rapidly drop as crime rages out of control and Los Angeles County residents experience first-hand the impact of Gascon’s dangerous, pro-criminal agenda. According to polling conducted in July 2021, Gascon has high unfavorability ratings and more than 61% of Los Angeles County voters would support another candidate for District Attorney, compared to just 21.5% who said they would support Gascon. Those numbers have only gotten worse for the District Attorney.