By Lynn R. Mitchell
Perhaps signaling a seriousness in his challenge for the state senate seat currently held by Senator Emmett Hanger, Dan Moxley resigned Monday as chairman of the Augusta County Republican Committee.
Or his resignation could be from pressure from others brought about by his ill-advised challenge (see Rumor has it coup to take place tonight at Augusta County GOP meeting) to Supervisor Carolyn Bragg when he announced a last-minute cancellation of the mass meeting that resulted in confusion but brought out determined Bragg supporters who overwhelmingly voted her in as the GOP nominee for November (see Augusta County follow-up to rumor of coup attempt).
Political reporter Bob Stuart has more about the resignation at the News-Virginian (see Augusta GOP Chairman resigns) noting Moxley’s reasons included “other responsibilities and his candidacy for the Virginia Senate next year.” Stuart added:
In addition to his candidacy for the Senate, Moxley said he and his family would remain active in the local Augusta County Republican Committee.
“My daughter as secretary of the Augusta GOP, my son as a magisterial district chair, and I as a member will continue working hard to get out the vote for the Republican ticket this fall,” Moxley said in his resignation letter.
Rumors about a replacement for Moxley, who became chairman in March, have run rampant the past several weeks. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16. Stay tuned … the drama continues.