The PA Democratic Party’s long internal struggle is over.
Chairman Jim Burn is resigning.
Burn filmed a two and a half minute YouTube video to explain his reasoning. He started by acknowledging the controversy that has surrounded his tenure over the last year or so.
“The conversation about the future of the party and my future as your chairman has continued to resonate,” Burn said. “I had hoped that by now the conversation would have ended. Unfortunately it has not.”
Burn cited that lingering cloud over his head as his reason to resign.
“We can not afford to have the story be about Jim Burn,” he stated. “We need to move this conversation and I’m choosing to be the person to move this conversation.”
He will submit a letter of resignation at the party’s Gettysburg meeting on Sept. 12th. There was no indication about who Burn’s successor will be.