Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Staying Focused

I just sent this email out to my county and state Democratic Parties.

Fellow Democrats:
I want to thank all of you for the overwhelming concern and support that I received back in February, when I announced that I was taking a break from my duties as MyPartyJob in order to concentrate on my family.

In case you haven't heard, Peeper's surgery went very well, her heart defects were successfully repaired, her recovery is complete and is she is now a happy, healthy, normal nine-month-old baby.

Although the surgery is now behind us, my energy and attention remain focused on my family, and as they are now my top priority, I've realized that it's not fair to the party for me to return to my duties as MyPartyJob when my heart is just no longer in it.

PersonCoveringMyJob and the rest of the executive committee have done an excellent job of continuing the work of the party over the past six months, but it is not fair of me to keep everyone "in limbo" any longer so, for the good of both the party and my family, I will be officially resigning from my position as MyPartyJob, effective as of the next committee meeting.

Our bylaws require that the committee elect a new MyPartyJob to serve the remainder of my term, and PersonCoveringMyJob has agreed to run for the position. Electing PersonCoveringMyJob as MyPartyJob will insure a seamless transition, and I hope that you will all give him your full support.

I will retain my position as a precinct committeewoman, and plan to continue to participate in party activities on a limited basis. As Peeper gets older, I hope to return to a more active role in the party.

Along with my MyPartyJob position, I will be resigning my membership in the BlueState Democratic State Committee, and all positions associated with that.

As you can imagine, this has not been an easy decision for me at all, but I do feel that it is best for everyone involved.

I want to take a moment to thank all of you - especially the executive committee and other committee members - for all your hard work during my tenure as MyPartyJob.

The time that I have spent with the RedCounty Democratic Party, and the friends I have made through the party will always be very special to me. We have accomplished much over the past five years, and I am very proud of the work that we have done together.

Peeper and I plan to attend the picnic on August 15, and I hope to see many of you there. If you've not reserved your ticket yet, please send your $12/person to PersonCoveringMyJob as soon as possible!

Please note that, as of the transition, (my party email address) will go to the new MyPartyJob. If you'd like to contact me, please use my personal email address or call me at home or on my cell phone.

Thank you again for your support,


  1. Sounds like a wise move. Politics will always be there, but Peeper will only be little once. :)

  2. Awesome. And unlike some Republicans I know, you are indeed and actually resigning to focus on your family rather than to escape scandal.


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