Resignation for Lamar County Democratic Party Chair denied

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 10:17 PM CDT
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LAMAR COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - Lamar County Democratic Party Chair, Gary O’Connor’s resignation has been denied by the party, meaning he will continue in that role.

O’Connor tried to put in his resignation after calling the  South Carolina Senator, Tim Scott, an oreo with no principles.

His resignation was turned down by the party after they had much discussion within Paris community.

O’Connor has led the Lamar County Democrats for seven years and has done multiple different services within the community and has taken parts in activism for racial justice movements.

O’Connor published a public letter of apology on Tuesday on social media for a post.

Representative Pat Fallon immediately called for O’Connor to step down in the wake of the post.

Paris Civil Rights activist, Brenda Cherry, said she is happy that O’Connor is staying.

“I hope he continues on doing what he’s been doing and which is supporting the black community speaking against racism,” Cherry said.

In a statement to News 12, the Lamar County Democratic Party called O’Connor’s remark, “incompatible with his core values.”

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