Manuel Galdamez, a member of Rural Arizonans for Accountability, walks through a neighborhood in northern Pima County to gather signatures for a petition to recall Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, on March 19./Photo by Nathan Brown/Arizona Capitol Times
By ggrado | Arizona Capitol Times
It was the second time that day someone had answered the door for Manuel Galdamez, and it was shaping up to be his second signature as well.
Galdamez, who wore the canvassers’ uniform of a gray T-shirt with “Rural Arizonans for Accountability” emblazoned across the front and the dictionary definition of “accountability” in red letters on the back, told the man who answered that he was collecting signatures for a petition to recall Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley.
“We’re just trying to hold him accountable for his actions over the past few months and let the voters decide if they want to keep him around or not,” Galdamez said.
The man asked one question:
“Is he a Republican or Democrat?”
Galdamez told him Finchem is a Republican, and added that Finchem supported efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and was in Washington D.C. when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on January 6.
“All right,” the man said as he reached for the clipboard and let out an expletive aimed at Finchem.