July 6, 2012
Dear Executive and Central Committee,
The Franklin County Democratic Party is in strong shape to take on the election challenges in this most critical year. We have enjoyed many successes over the past twelve months, including re-electing Mayor Michael B. Coleman to his fourth term and helping to secure his seat as the longest serving Mayor in Columbus history. We re-elected our Columbus City Council incumbents Andy Ginther and Hearcel Craig and have delivered new faces to the Council with Members Michelle Mills and Zach Klein. What's more, we've been successful in our Franklin County suburban elections by electing Mayor Kim Maggard in Whitehall and 45 suburban city council members, mayors, township trustees, and school board members in the surrounding communities.
It is with this strong show of Democrats serving our County and my belief that the leaders have and will continue to succeed, that I announce my resignation as County Party Chairman so that I can focus all of my energies on re-electing our President Barack Obama. In doing so, I have asked Greg Haas to consider stepping up to the role of Franklin County Democratic Party Chairman.
Greg Haas understands the importance of serving as a State Director during a Presidential campaign because he was President Bill Clinton's State Director here in Ohio in 1992. I have asked Haas to consider taking the role because I believe that he will continue to build upon our successes and work hand-in-hand with all of us in keeping and electing Democrats in Franklin County.
The Executive Committee meeting will be on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6PM at the IBEW Hall 23 W. 2nd Avenue, Columbus. Please RSVP to Jennifer at 614.229.5286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greg Schultz, Chairman
Franklin County Democratic Party