The club had not made a decision on whether to support the recall effort, Hackett said, explaining that he was troubled by the state’s plan for new taxes, despite its already sizable budget.
“We’re making significant payments and getting minimum results, so from that perspective, I was unhappy with his vote,” he said. “But listening to him, his position is that by voting the way he did, he achieved several significant advantages,” he said of a recent discussion with the assemblyman.
The California Republican Party has not taken a stance on the recall effort, which is still in its early stages and may not make it onto ballots, said Hector Barajas, director of communications for the party.
Adams has not been contacted by county registrars, after which he will have seven days to respond to the notice.
And the recall campaign organizers will still need to collect petition signatures from about 50,000 constituents, about 20% of the 252,066 voters in the district, in order to initiate a recall election.
Only nine recall elections have taken place in California since the first effort in 1913, although 145 recalls have been attempted.
Of the nine recall elections, five officials were successfully removed from office, including two state senators, two Assembly members and Gov. Gray Davis, who was replaced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003.
The two Assembly recall campaigns occurred in 1994 and 1995, 180 years after the prior recall successes in 1913 and 1914.
The 1994 and 1995 campaigns were both headed by Schroeder, he said.