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Contra Costa GOP chairman resigns

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 10:58 am in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Republican Party, Republican politics.

Contra Costa Republican Central Committee Chairman Greg Poulos resigned today from the panel, saying the job has become too time consuming.

“Going into the 2010 elections, Contra Costa will need a chair able to devote even more time than usual to advancing the agenda of the Central Committee and doing our part to secure local and statewide victory at the ballot box,” Poulos wrote in a letter to GOP Secretary Becky Kolberg.

That’s the public version.

Behind the scenes, I strongly suspect Poulos has grown weary of the constant infighting. This group has along history of political clashes but more recently, a minority faction of the board accused Poulos and his allies of financial mismanagement and has been trying for months to wrest control.

Tom Del Beccaro, the state GOP vice chairman from Lafayette, has also resigned from the committee; he has been unable to attend Contra Costa’s meetings due to his work for the state party.

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  • Ralph Hoffmann

    I’m a consensus builder. Do you think they would want me back. I can walk to GOP Executive Committee Hdq.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    I’m a consensus builder. Do you think they would want me back? I can walk to GOP Executive Committee Hdq. from my home.

  • http://twitter.com/WalterViceChair Walter, Livermore

    I would like to know if Greg Poulos plans to endorse a particular candidate for CCRP Chairman? Has there been any news on possible replacements?

    Taking a step down for the better of the Party is a respectable thing to do, but I would like to see Greg step up and endorse Committee Member Ted Hudacko for Chairman. I believe that Ted is the type of person that can turn things around it Contra Costa and that’s what the Republicans there deserve.

  • Jennifer

    Walter Stanley, you comment that you would like to see Ted Hudacko for Chair? Libertarian = a Fiscal Conservative Democrat.

  • Ted Hudacko

    That’s very flattering and thanks for the kind words, Walter. I won’t hold my breath waiting for any endorsement from Greg Poulos. Let’s just say Greg & I didn’t exchange Christmas cards this year. He also has left quite a financial hole from which the committee has to recover.