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.