Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Delegate Onzlee Ware Resigns From DPVA Board

Delegate Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke) has resigned from the Vice Chair position on the Democratic Party of Virginia Board, effective Novemeber 20, 2006.

Delegate Ware has been in the House since 2004, and represents part of Roanoke City and part of Roanoke County. (11th District) He is a native of North Carolina, where he recieved a JD degree in 1984.

His Vice-Chair position was that of Organization. Below, Chair Dickie Cranwell's letter to the Central Committee is reproduced.

November 24, 2006

Dear Central Committee Members:

On November 20, 2006, I received the resignation of Del. Onzlee Ware from his post as Vice-Chair for Organization (First Vice-Chair) of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Del. Ware has requested his resignation be effective immediately. His leadership within our Party will be sorely missed. However, I am pleased to know that we will still benefit from his leadership in the General Assembly.

Due to the short notice before our upcoming quarterly meeting, I ask that the Central Committee hold an election for the office of Vice-Chair for Organization at the February 2007 meeting. Until the vacancy is filled, I am appointing Del. Jennifer McClellan to serve as the “acting” Vice-Chair for Organization pursuant to Section 4.6 of the Party Plan.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday. I look forward to seeing many of you on Friday.


C. Richard Cranwell

I know all Democrats and Progressives will join me in thanking Delegate Ware for his service to the party, and welcome Delegate Jennifer McClellan to her interim post. Please contact your committee's chair about input to the election process in February 2007.

Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan
Member Since 2006
D - 71st District
County of Henrico (part); City of Richmond (part)