Robin Gurin resigned as Morris County Democratic vice chair on Monday, two days after she insisted that reports of her pending resignation was fake news.
The New Jersey Globe first reported that she would resign on Friday.
On Saturday, in an email from Kenya , where he was on a mission to protect elephants, Gurin said that she “did not and will not resign as vice chair.” The New Jersey Globe stood by our original story despite her denial.
The embattled vice chair, who took office just ten months ago, resigned on Monday, hours after she returned to the United States.
A special election will be held the week of May 9 to replace Gurin and Chip Robinson, who announced on Friday that has stepping down as Democratic county chairman after nearly eight years in office.
So far, only Amalia Duarte, a Mendham Township committeewoman, has joined the race to succeed Robinson.
Parsippany Democratic Chairman Matt Clarkin has filed his letter of intent to preserve his option of entering the race, but he has not yet decided if he will become a candidate