Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kevin Knuth Steps Down as Democratic Party Chair

Kevin Knuth has officially stepped down as Democratic Party Chairman but will remain in the position until the official caucus on Jan 12, 2008. I just spoke with him and he cited the extraordinary time commitment required as his reason for stepping down:
I don't think people realize the time commitment involved. It was either this or my job and I'm not going to quit my day job or my family.

Knuth added that a few people had shown interest in the position but he didn't want to mention any names until they decided to step forward themselves. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Kevin for all his hard work and success as chairman and wish him well in the future. I only hope the party chooses an equally capable replacement...


John Good said...

Not much one can add to your last paragraph. Kevin made the local party the shining success that it is today. Those are some HUGE shoes to fill.

Rachel said...

John, I agree with you and Jeff. I'm sad to see Kevin leaving the party chair post. I never thought I'd see the day where the Allen County Democrats looked to be in better shape as a party than their Republican counterparts. Thank you, Kevin, for your hard work. Party chair is a thankless position, but you have served your fellow Democrats well.