State Democratic staffer resigns amid turmoil
Updated: February 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Democratic Party’s communications director and spokesperson resigned this evening, following news today that the state party chair abruptly fired his executive director.
Micah Beasley announced his resignation, effective immediately, in a letter emailed to state party Chair Randy Voller shortly after 6 p.m. this evening.
“In light of recent events, I am resigning my position as Communications Director/Party Spokesman for the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) effective immediately,” reads the one-sentence letter.
Beasley, who began as the state party’s spokesperson last March, was the party’s first openly gay communications director. As of today, he was the highest ranking gay employee at the party.
According to sources, the state party’s fundraiser, Tiffany Reynolds-Richardson, also resigned this afternoon.
The state party has been in turmoil today, as leaders and party activists reacted to news of Voller’s termination of executive director Robert Dempsey.
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