From News the JT Can't Use:
"Everybody in Racine is familiar with former state Sen. George Petak , R-Racine, from Ballotpedia:
"George Petak, a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate, was recalled from office in 1996. He had served since January 1991.
"Petak’s recall resulted in the Wisconsin State Senate switching from a
chamber with a majority of Republicans to a chamber with a majority of
"Those who sought Petak’s recall were angry because he switched his
vote from 'no' to 'yes' on a tax plan to build a new stadium for the
Milwaukee Brewers that levied a 1/10th of one cent sales tax. In June
1996, nine months after the vote, he was recalled from office.
"Elizabeth Erven led the effort to collect the 11,577 signatures
necessary to schedule the election. She stated, "He probably could have
gone on to be a lieutenant governor, but the mistake was egregious. And
you know, we may not be rich down here, we may not have a lot of great
opportunities to excel at a lot of things, but the people who live here
believe there are certain lines you just don’t cross. And that was one
"Petak opened a consulting firm in the Madison, Wisconsin area in 2009."
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