Ed Failor, Jr. is out as Iowans for Tax Relief’s president. This morning, Failor told TheIowaRepublican.com that he resigned his position with the organization on Friday. Not only does the organization now has a major void to fill, but it is also without its chief spokes person as the legislative session comes to a close.
In recent weeks, Iowans for Tax Relief have become critical of Governor Terry Branstad, the very candidate that the organization endorsed before the Republican primary in June. The group has been critical of a Branstad proposal that would increase taxes on casinos in order to offset other corporate tax cuts. Last week, the organization rebuked Branstad for vetoing two tax proposals, bonus depreciation and increase in the earned income tax credit.
The hard-charging Failor has only held two jobs since the age of 24, one at Boys Town, an organization dedicated to the housing and education of at-risk children, and Iowans for Tax Relief. The Failor name is synonymous with Iowans for Tax Relief. His father, Ed Failor, Sr. was the face of the organization for years.
Failor and Iowans for Tax Relief have played integral roles in Iowa Politics. Together, Failor and Iowans for Tax Relief have wielded influenced over the legislature, Republican Party politics, and the presidential caucuses. Failor’s departure now creates a huge void at a preeminent political organization in the state, but it will impact Republican politics in Iowa in general.
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