From Resignations rock Chatham County Democratic Committee in today’s Savannah Morning News:
Barely five weeks before the Nov. 6 elections, turmoil has rocked the Chatham County Democratic County Committee.
Four members of a seven-member executive committee that already had two vacancies have quit, leaving only chairman Tony Center.
The openings are due to be filled at an Oct. 8 meeting.
Center says the departures won’t stop volunteers working to turn out local voters for the Democratic ticket.
There are various disputes that Center describes as “internal squabbles”. Center is running unopposed for a seat on the Chatham County Commission and plans to leave his CCDC post at the end of the year.
I don’t know how much this will hurt the Democratic candidates in the upcoming Chatham County elections. But with several races expected to be tight — including District Attorney, Commission Chairman, and Sheriff — this sort of disarray sure paints the local party bureaucracy in a bad light.