CHICAGO - After three years at the helm of the Chicago Republican Party, Chairman Adam Robinson notified committeemen Wednesday night that he's stepping down. He threw his support and hopes for the Chicago GOP's future behind his vice-chairman, 43rd Ward Committeeman Chris Cleveland.
Robinson said he's resigning because 2016 will be a crucial year for the Republican Party, and his growing business and family demands are limiting the time he has to devote to the Chicago GOP.
"In short, this upcoming election cycle requires that our organization's Chairman by 100% available to work on our party's behalf," Robinson wrote. "I simply do not have the bandwidth to execute this role to its fullest potential, and this election is far too important for that to be acceptable."
Pleased with the Chicago GOP surpassing their 2014 goal of obtaining 21% of the Chicago vote for Republican Bruce Rauner in the gubernatorial race, Robinson said "Chris Cleveland has been instrumental in this effort, and he has my full support to carry on this effort and finish out my term as Chairman."
He called for a committeemen meeting May 7th, when they will pick his successor.