Democratic Party of Virginia chairman Brian Moran is leaving his post with the Association of Private Sector Colleges to focus 100 percent on Democratic victory in November.
Moran, former legislative leader in the House of Delegates who ran unsuccessfully for the party’s nomination for governor in 2009, was elected to the party chairmanship in 2010.
Here’s the letter sent to supporters yesterday:
I want to make sure you are aware of an important development that I hope will improve my ability to serve you, our campaigns and our activists as Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Last week I notified my employer, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, that I will be resigning my position there effective August 1st, 2012 in order to focus more fully on doing my part to ensure that our Democratic campaigns are victorious in November.
There is no question that Virginia Democrats will play a critical role in this year’s election more than we have in modern times, and I do not want to wake up on the morning of November 7th with any doubts about whether or not I gave everything I could to turning Virginia blue for President Obama, Governor Kaine and Democrats across the Commonwealth.
I am already working with our staff and party leadership to make sure we make the fullest use of all of our resources over the next few months. I hope you will help me in that respect by suggesting events, meetings or other opportunities to engage with Democrats in your community about the importance of these upcoming elections and the need to work together to build an infrastructure that lasts into the future. My goal is to spend as much time as possible on the road recruiting volunteers, fundraising for our campaigns and for the party and being an active messenger about the importance of electing our Democratic candidates this fall.
I want to thank you for your continued friendship and service to our party, I look forward to working closely with each of you as we move down the homestretch of these critical campaigns.