GREELEY — A grassroots organization aimed at recalling Gov. Jared Polis will open its second office May 11 in Weld County, just one block from another recall office and two doors down from the Weld Democrats headquarters
The opening will come almost one month since the “The official Recall Polis” group opened its first office in Longmont at 410 Main St.
Grand Opening for the Greeley office, located at 808 9th St., is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 11. Initially, the office will be open on Mondays only from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. as the group gets staffing in place.
The Longmont office is open from 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Complete Colorado will update the story with Greeley hours when available.
The office is in donated space in Eight-0-Eight Workspace, a business opened last year by Greeley entrepreneur Tim McCarthy to give individuals rentable office space for a periodic or consistent basis through memberships.
The Polis recall group hopes to open in-kind donated offices in all 64 counties.
One of the organizers of the effort, Juli-Andra Fuentes, previous told Complete Colorado that the group is not connected in any way to a separate Independent Expenditure Committee: Resist Polis PAC.
“There’s been a lot of misinformation about that,” Fuentes said. “They are a PAC not an issue committee, so they cannot run a recall campaign. We are the official committee to recall Polis.”
Polis is not eligible for recall until six months after he was sworn into office, which is July 8.
Gubernatorial recall attempts are not as rare as their successes are. In fact, according to The Center on the American Governors at Rutgers University, Californians attempted — unsuccessfully — to recall 32 governors before they finally ousted Gray Davis in 2003.
There have only been three recall attempts that have eventually made it onto the ballot, including that of Davis. In 1921, North Dakota Gov. Lynn Frazier was ousted; and in 2012, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall attempt.
Polis would be the first Gov. in Colorado to face a recall if the attempt is successful. To make it onto the ballot the group needs more than 600,000 validated signatures from registered voters, and they will have just 60 days to gather that number.
Check back with Complete Colorado for coverage of the grand opening.