The following statement from Frank Barbaro, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC), was emailed this afternoon to members of the Party’s Central Committee.
Gerrie Schipske has resigned as Executive Director of the Orange County Democratic Party to accept a teaching position at California State University Long Beach. Her resignation is effective today.
Under Gerrie’s leadership the DPOC held a very successful Truman Awards Dinner featuring Congressman Barney Frank, and built a robust summer intern program in which more than 30 college students completed detailed research of each city in the County. She implemented an online OC Democratic Endorsement slate in the last election and made certain the DPOC had a strong volunteer presence in the coordinated campaign efforts of 2010. She also arranged to have Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones at a successful DPOC spring fundraiser. I greatly appreciate Gerrie’s dedication and hard work and wish her every success in her current and future endeavors.