Randy Stumler resigns as Democratic party chairman and will teach overseas.


Important morning news in local politics, and here’s an extended excerpt from the Tribune. Feel free to discuss.

Stumler steps down as councilman, chairman of Democratic party, by Daniel Suddeath (News and Tribune)

Randy Stumler has stepped down from positions of Floyd County Councilman and chairman of the Floyd County Democratic Party.

Stumler will pursue a teaching opportunity with the U.S. Department of Defense, assisting with military personnel. He will move in August to the Azores Islands, which are located off the coast of Portugal, about a five-hour flight from the U.S. east coast …

… Vice chairwoman Marcey Wisman will step-in for the time as head of the county’s Democratic party, a position held by Stumler for four years.

He said a caucus will be held to choose a permanent replacement, but he supports Wisman.

“Marcey is just a great person. She’ll run for the chairperson spot and she’ll do a great job,” Stumler said.

Stumler expects a successful year for the party in Floyd County. “This is a great team, and we’ve worked very hard to bring everyone into the party and keep this a big tent,” he said.