In the past twelve months, the Democratic Party of Georgia has seen members of its executive committee resign for several reasons; some reasons named, some not.
The email I bring before you today is the resignation letter of former Fourth Congressional District Chairman Linda Edmonds.
Linda Edmonds is a longtime Democratic Party activist who donated money to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John Edwards; contributed funds to the U.S. Senate campaign of Jim Martin; and gave freely to other Democratic Party organizations, including the Democratic Party of Georgia itself.
Edmonds, in her resignation letter, cited bureaucratic red-tape and obfuscation from paid Party staff as reasons why she no longer wished to hold a seat on the state Democratic executive committee.
"In the last few months, four Congressional District Chairs have resigned (2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 11th); I now become the fifth," Edmonds wrote. "I have diligently urged the DPG to simply stick to the bylaws, thereby earn the trust of potential donors as well as grassroots workers, and lead to electing more Democrats to public office. It is clear my efforts have been wasted, and it’s time for me to apply my energy elsewhere."
Below is Linda Edmonds' resignation letter to Party chairman Mike Berlon: