Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Stepping down

I recently stepped down as Chair of the Naperville Democrats. This was a really tough decision to make, as I remain convinced that the local party needs to be a visible part of the local scene. But it’s that commitment that made me realize I’m no longer the right guy for the job: as we continue to grow at a rather ridiculous pace at work, I’m not able to be visible locally — whether it means attending a local event, meeting with community leaders, or just following local events closely enough to weigh in when appropriate, I just don’t have enough time to be effective. It’s not fair to the group to have me holding things up.

As a result, effective immediately, I’m no longer the chair of the Naperville Democrats. I’m proud of what we’ve done over the past couple years, and I have high hopes for the next few. The exec group is a talented team that will produce great things under Tom Wronski’s leadership (Tom graciously offered to serve the remainder of my term).


  1. Have to admit that bums me out. Our friendship was a nice example of bi-partisanship.

    I understand why you are doing it but that still bums me out.

    From a GOP standpoint however, cool....



  2. Thanks for your service to the Party Rick. Its not an easy position, and with kids and a hectic job, it gets that much harder to commit the time. I wish you well in your endevours.

    Alex Arroyo
    Aurora Democratic Party

  3. Thank you for your support Rick. The party will miss you miss your effort and skill.

    I look forward to working with you in the future.

    Rob Freedman
    Fmr. Candidate and Friend