Recall effort against Rep. Scott moves forward

Petitioner Gary Carnahan talked to NBC25 Friday about why he believes Scott is attacking the middle class. / Chad Britton

State Representative Paul Scott could have a recall on his hands come this November.

A group of petitioners turned in more than 12,000 signatures Friday to put a recall election against the Republican lawmaker on the November ballot.

The Committee Against Government Overreach had two weeks to collect signatures after recall language was approved in July.

Over the last two weeks volunteers camped out across Genesee County collecting signatures. Only 9000 were needed.

The group claims Scott does not support the middle class.

"He's done nothing but attack the middle class, repealed the Homestead Act and removed the negotiating rights for teachers," said Gary Carnahan, a petitioner.

On his Facebook page, Scott says, "I need your help in letting the out of town special interests trying to take over our community know that we will not be intimidated!"

Roughly 9000 signatures must be approved by the state to the recall on the November ballot.