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).

3 responses to “Stepping down”

  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….:-)OneMan

  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 ArroyoChairmanAurora 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 FreedmanFmr. Candidate and Friend

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