Photos: In Madison, Little Fanfare as Recall Petitions Filed with State
There were as many reporters as protesters as grandmother Julie Wells hands in paperwork kicking off the official recall effort.
The streets were eerily quiet in Madison Tuesday as Julie Wells, a grandmother of 12, filed petitions with the state Government Accountability Board to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
Accompanied by former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, Wells was energetic as they marched from the Recall Walker campaign office to the GAB office.
"Walker isn't on our side, he doesn't fight for us," Falk said.
As Wells turned in the petition papers, she smiled.
"I've waited 10 months for this, it feels surreal," she said. "We're taking back our state."
Volunteers were scattered lightly throughout downtown Madison. John Arms, a 42-year-old massage therapist from Madison, signed the petition to recall Walker and said he's just doing his part.
"A lot of the things they're trying to do affects me and it affects a lot of people that I know. So, I'm just trying to do my part," Arms said.
If the recall against Walker is successful, Falk said she will consider running against him. However, "right now our job is to get those signatures."