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A recall petition against her was filed in 2008, accusing her of failing to keep campaign promises, having ties to developers who work in the city, and unproven residency in Baldwin Park. As of 2010 she was still a member of the city council.
In July 2009, she announced that she would run for the California State Assembly in the 2010 election. By the end of 2009, she had collected more than $100,000 in campaign contributions.