Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Ira Sabin resigns in late-night e-mailby George Bennett | September 27th, 2013
Sabin’s e-mail, which he sent at 10:50 p.m., does not give a reason for his abrupt departure after less than 10 months in the job. The party has been plagued by weak fundraising since Sabin was elected in a 71-69 vote in December.
At a June meeting in which he proposed a 44 percent cut in the party’s budget to respond to the revenue downturn, Sabin acknowledged criticism of his leadership style.
“I’ve been told I’m abrasive at times. I know I can be…I am determined to change that. To all those I’ve offended, my deepest and sincerest apologies,” Sabin said at the June 12 meeting.
The party’s vice chairman is attorney Michael Barnett.
Read the text of Sabin’s resignation e-mail after the jump…
E-mail from Ira Sabin to Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee members Thursday night:
To the REC membership,
I hereby resign my position as Chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party effective immediately.
I am also resigning my position as Committeeman from Precinct 5128 also effective immediately.
It has been my honor to serve as your Chairman,