Signatures have been validated against Central Arizona College Governing Board Members Rita Nader and Gladys Christensen. Petitioners handed in 2835 signatures against Christensen, with 2217 being validated (they needed 2200). Petitioners handed in 1817 signatures against Ross. 1525 were validated, petitioners needed 1326.
The recall started after the board raised the college's share of property taxes by 48% (Which was later reduced to 20%). The commissioners also targeted two other board members, Jack Yarrington and Rick Gibson though both of those efforts failed.