Frequently Asked Questions

Why Recall Lindsay Berschauer?

Lindsay Berschauer won her seat in May 2020 at the height of the pandemic on the votes of less than 23% of the electorate. Since then she has sent $1.1 million of tax-payer money out of Yamhill County, disregarded state law, and impeded efficient county management by publicly berating county employees for political gain. She has attacked her constituents simply for participating in the democratic process, publishing their names, addresses, and businesses on her social media. She has failed to register as a lobbyist for her political consulting firm and has never disclosed her clients. Over 8,000 citizens of Yamhill County have come together to remove Lindsay Berschauer from office for her corruption, ineffectiveness, and waste of tax-payer money.

What is a Recall and How Does it Work? 

A recall is a democratic process for removing an elected official who isn’t doing their job right. It allows the people to call for a special election to remove the official from office before their term is up. Here in Yamhill County this is done by collecting signatures of registered voters (approximately 6,873 signatures in our case) calling for a special election to remove the official. Recalls are an effective tool to empower regular citizens to hold politicians accountable when they don’t act in good faith

Are the Recall Petition Forms Approved?

Yes! We have approval from the County Clerk for forms SEL 351 and SEL 353 (10-line signature sheet & Cover sheet), and for SEL 349 (Electronic Signature Sheet. You can read the Clerk’s formal approval letter here.

When Will the Recall Effort Start?

The recall petition was re-filed November 18. We will start collecting signatures November 19th.

Who is Save Yamhill County?

Save Yamhill County is a coalition of Yamhill County citizens from all walks of life. We are common sense independents, conservatives and liberals who all believe that county politics are best when they are focused on improving the lives of Yamhill citizens. We are local business owners, parents, teachers, and farmers. We are your neighbors!

How Can I Get Involved?

There are a lot of ways to help! From phone or text banking or gathering signatures to social media or creative work. We’d love for you to be a part of our team.

If the Recall is Successful What Then?

Commissioner Berschauer’s replacement will be decided by the two remaining Commissioners.

Who Can I Contact About Press Inquiries?


Where can I learn more?

News Register, July 29, 2021- Board conditions Newberg Urban Renewal Plan approval on city vote

News Register, July 16, 2021- Letters seek Berschauer resignation

High Country News, July 1, 2021- How a trail in rural Oregon became a target of far-right extremism

News Register, June 26, 2021- Jeb Bladine: Controversy reigns in county politics

Newberg Graphic, June 9, 2021- Commissioners spar with Park & Rec

OPB, May 27, 2021- Yamhill County pushes for parental involvement in youths’ COVID-19 vaccinations

News Register, Feb 12, 2021- Berschauer conduct is indefensible

Oregon Live, Jan 10, 2019- Matt Wingard’s potential replacement in the House is ‘not currently dating’ him

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