Republican 2nd District State Central Committee Member David Chung resigned today so that he can focus on Christian Fong’s gubernatorial campaign. Chung was elected to the Republican State Central Committee last summer.
Chung made the following statement on his blog earlier today.
“When I was elected, I promised that I would neither seek nor accept a paid staff or consultant position with any campaign or issue-based organization. I further promised that while serving on the State Central Committee, I would remain neutral and not make any endorsements in contested Republican primaries. I am excited that we have such an excellent field of Republican candidates for governor. It has always been my intent to remain neutral in the upcoming gubernatorial primary and give my full support to the winner.
However, last week everything changed. Last Friday my good friend and fellow Eastern Iowan, Christian Fong announced that he intended to run for governor.”
Chung’s resignation will mean that the 2nd congressional district executive committee (Chairs and Co-Chairs of each county organization) will assemble and vote for his replacement. The Iowa Republican has been told that former Cedar Rapids councilwoman Sarah Henderson has been asked by Chung to run for his vacant seat
Chung’s involvement with Fong’s gubernatorial campaign does not automatically require him to relinquish his seat on the SCC. In fact, Wes Enos, a SCC member from the 3rd congressional district is employed by Vander Plaats and has made no indication that he will not serve out the remaining portion of his term.
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