Russell Edwards announced his resignation as DPG Treasurer effective as soon as a replacement is named. He said he will focus on his nascent law practice and the Obama campaign.
The key quote from his email:
As the Treasurer, I tried to the best of my ability to ensure a more transparent financial environment. Despite many difficulties that I encountered, I gathered and reported the information that was supplied to me or that I otherwise found. I responded candidly to every inquiry by Committee members. As a matter of fundamental fairness and good policy, I used my position on the Committee to strenuously advocate for immigrant rights and built bridges to the Latino and Asian communities*.While I plan to maintain my position until my replacement is named to ensure as smooth a transition as possible, I would deeply appreciate an expedited selection process.
If you’re wondering why the name sounds familiar, its because his report in February brought the plight of the DPG to the MSM/Blogging universe’s attention.