Morris County Democratic Vice Chair Robin Gurin is disputing a New Jersey Globe report that she plans to resign her post.
“It was presumptuous and disrespectful of Chip (Robinson) to speak for me and our E-Board and, quite frankly, flat out wrong,” Gurin said. “I did not and will not resign as Vice-Chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, and I will speak with our E-board upon my return Sunday evening.”
Despite Gurin’s comments, the Globe stands behind our original report.
Since April 6, Gurin has been on a charitable mission in Kenya protecting elephants and other endangered animals.
Robinson is resigning his post and Morris County Democrats will hold a special election to replace him next month. Mendham Township Committeewoman Amalia Duarte has emerged as the front-runner to replace him.
In an attempt to hit a reset button after some turbulent times, Robinson’s entire executive board – including Gurin – are departing.
In an email to party leaders, Gurin touted her accomplishments.
“Our Political Director Elliot Schneier and I have been working tirelessly these past 6 months to re-brand, re-organize, build structure, and support everyone and anyone in this organization who have initiatives they want to tackle,” Gurin said. “Starting in January, we began our MCDC U set of trainings and workshops to prepare our candidates and volunteers as best as possible. We are also overjoyed regarding our newly formed, and long overdue, Black and Progressive caucuses who both held their first meetings this past month.
Gurin said the Democratic State Committee “even decided to model their own caucuses and coalitions off the handbooks and structure myself and my team set up here in Morris County.”
“So, you see, we are just getting started,” she stated.