The Republican assembly member announced his candidacy in a July 6 blog post.
“With a strong initial showing, we can unify support,” Kiley said in a push for campaign contributions. “That will help prevent the field from fracturing and splitting the vote.
“Together, we’ve built a new model of citizen-backed representation. Now we can prove it’s more powerful than Gavin Newsom’s special interest corruption.”
Kiley was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016; he was reelected during the 2020 general election with more votes than any Republican in California history.
California’s Secretary of State Office outlines that in order to run as a replacement candidate in a recall election, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, a California registered voter, and never have been convicted of a felony.
If a resident meets the requirements, they’re eligible to file with their county election officials and declare candidacy after receiving 65 to 100 nomination signatures and paying a filing fee of $4,194.94.