Top Alachua County DEC Leaders Resign
Two top officials are stepping down - Chairman Robert Prather and Secretary Duane Gildea both resigned Wednesday night.
Neither Prather or Gildea returned calls for comment. Both Prather and Gildea were elected in 2012 to serve four year terms through 2016, but officials with the DEC said the two resigned because they found it difficult to balance their full-time jobs with running the party.
Evelyn Foxx, Vice Chair of the Alachua County DEC said elections will be held next month to find new leaders.
"We have four or five people who have sent their names in to the nominating committee who wish to lead our party," said Foxx.
"It wasn't just the two men that resigned last night that were the problem they were just part of the problem so you know it's the top leadership of the whole group that is still in power," according to Orlando.
Leadership isn't the only thing up for review with the committee. According to an internal email obtained by TV20 News, the party will hold a closed-door meeting "to discuss the pros and cons of the d-e-c policies regarding the Loyalty Oath for candidates."
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