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Signatures filed to recall Senator Pam Galloway


WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Petitions were submitted on Tuesday to recall State Senator Pam Galloway of Wausau. She represents the 29th district.

But some people said Galloway isn't doing her job--and that's what sparked efforts to recall her. 

"Mainly we're disappointed that she's not representing the people," said Marathon County Democrat Dorothy Miller.

Recall organizers said Tuesday that more than 21,000 signatures were submitted in Madison.

Local recall organizers said Galloway's support of Governor Walker's Collective Bargaining Bill as well as her stance on other political issues lead them to this point. "I think that this has driven people to say that we can't just go along with this another three years," said Miller.

Newsline 9 wanted to talk with Senator Galloway on camera, but she was unavailable Tuesday. However, she did release a statement on the recall effort saying,"The signatures turned in represent only a small portion of my district's population...The majority of those in Central Wisconsin recognize that the reforms I supported were necessary to ensure a prosperous future for our state."

Galloway also said she will continue to do the job she was elected to do and fight for people in Wisconsin.

More then 15,000 valid signatures are needed to force a recall election. Democrats need to pick up one seat in the Senate to have the majority.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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