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DPVA: Brian Moran to Step Down as Party Chair Following Successful Elections

From the Democratic Party of Virginia. Let's see if the corporate media FINALLY picks up on this story! LOL
For Immediate Release

November 14, 2012

Contact: Brian Coy, 804-644-1966brian@vademocrats.org


Moran to Step Down as Party Chair Following Successful Elections


Richmond, VA – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran released the following statement today announcing that he will step down from his position following a successful 2012 campaign effort:


"Being the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia over these past two years has been one of the great honors of my life. I am proud to have led a party that played a substantial role in the statewide effort to reelect President Barack Obama and send Tim Kaine to the United States Senate, and laid the foundation to continue our momentum and elect our candidates in 2013 and beyond.


"Over the past 2 years I've covered more than 10,000 miles of this great Commonwealth and attended more than 500 events and I have never ceased to be inspired by the talent, dedication and diversity of the Democratic activists, volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to support our candidates and the values we all share. On Election night we saw what can happen when Virginians from all walks of life work and vote for a brighter future. I am confident that this is just the beginning of what our Democratic grassroots can accomplish.


"As we all know, Virginia Democrats do not have the luxury of a year off from critical elections. So as we deservedly savor our November victory it is time to turn the page on 2012 and gear up for 2013. Accordingly, the transition of chair should occur now and not in the middle of next year's elections.


"I am pleased to report that the Democratic Party of Virginia is in a solid position to play a significant role in electing a Democratic statewide ticket and making gains in the legislature in 2013. The organization is in a strong fiscal position, its staff is talented and experienced and our local committees are already hard at work building the organization we need to win next year.


"As I begin the next chapter of my journey I fully anticipate continuing to play a visible role advocating for our Democratic candidates and contributing however I can to the betterment of our party and the Virginia families we serve. As much as I have enjoyed being a full-time volunteer for this great party, I am looking forward to returning to the working world and of course spending time with my amazing and supportive wife Karyn and our two wonderful children.  


"I would like to sincerely thank the party for the opportunity to serve as Chairman. For as long as I live I will be proud of what Virginia Democrats have accomplished over the past two years and what the Democratic Party of Virginia stands ready to accomplish in years to come. I am confident that our Central Committee will elect a Chair with the vision and energy to build upon the infrastructure we've established and ensure that we are moving ever forward as a party, as a Commonwealth and as a country."


Moran's resignation will become effective at the next meeting of the Democratic State Central meeting on December 8th in Williamsburg. At that meeting the Central Committee will elect a new chair in accordance with the Democratic Party of Virginia's Party Plan.

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    Tim Kaine Statement on Brian Moran’s Service As Virginia Democratic Party Chairman

    Richmond, VA – In response to today’s annoucement that Brian Moran will step down as Chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, Senator-elect Tim Kaine released the following statement:

    “I am immensely proud of the leadership Brian has provided our party over the last two years. His commitment to engagement in all corners of the Commonwealth has made the party stronger and expanded our capacity to achieve success in every region of Virginia. Under Brian’s leadership, the Democratic coordinated field effort this year exemplified the best of grassroots campaigning and will serve as a template for future campaigns.

    “I am enormously grateful to Brian and his wife Karyn for their service to the Commonwealth and the Democratic Party.  Anne and I wish Brian the best in his future endeavors and know he still has many years of dedicated service to our Commonwealth to come.”

  • “Having served as state party chairman myself, I understand and appreciate the significant time and effort put-in by Brian over the last two years to strengthen the Party from the grassroots level. And as we demonstrated during last week’s elections, our Party is stronger, more diverse and genuinely energized because of his work. I join Virginia Democrats in thanking Brian for his service as chairman.” — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner

  • Brian Moran has been an extraordinary Chair of the Virginia Democrats and is a powerful voice for the values and priorities of Democrats across the Commonwealth. The best measure of Brian’s tenure is the result: President Obama’s historic win in Virginia and Governor Kaine’s election to the US Senate. The legacy of Brian’s full-time dedication is a strong Democratic Party of Virginia that successfully elected mainstream candidates who fight for the middle class and stands ready to continue the fight to move our Commonwealth forward in the years to come. Democrats across Virginia have been very lucky to have him as our Chair.