LUBBOCK, TX - Update: Reynolds issued an additional statement, clarifying that her resignation would be effective December 15, 2016, and not December 1, as she previously stated.
Marjorie Amonett Reynolds has announced her resignation as the Lubbock County Democratic Chair.
“With regrets, I want to inform you of my impending resignation,” she wrote on November 23 to Gilberto Hinojosa, Chair of the Texas Democratic Party.
Reynolds indicated that some local members of the party treated her badly.
Her letter to the Texas Democratic Chair said, “While all of the Precinct Chairs are not rebellious, arcane, vindictive, self-centered, possessive, short-sighted, spoiled, [and] idiotic, the many who are will undoubtedly drive away the ones who are not.”
“Seventy of the precincts were without a chair,” Reynolds said concerning the status of the party when she first became the local county chair. She felt like she was able to do some good.
“Nine chair positions have since been filled, and we have prospects for filling five more chair positions. Three of our precinct chairs are accompanied to our meetings by their spouses who have proven to be help-mates during CEC [County Executive Committee] activities and have taken on Party jobs outside of the meetings.”
Reynolds also wrote in her resignation letter, “[The] Texas Democratic Party and Lubbock County Democratic Party have a long way to go before they are in a growth pattern.”
She felt like the Texas Democratic Women and the CEC were counter-productive in their influence on the Lubbock County Democratic Party.
Nevertheless she expressed a hope that local Democrats would organize and demand to grow the state and local party.
Reporter Wes Rapaport is scheduled to visit with Reynolds on Friday.
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