The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Saturday, April 30, 2005


As most know by now, Robert Gregor has stepped down a Chairman of the Troy Democratic Party. Yesterday, he was kind enough to leave a post which we will print here, for all to see.

I would like to thank all those reading these postings, as well as Democratus him/herself. It is true that our organization needs a jump start, and until recently, I believed I could provide the requisite shot in the arm. Recent events, both personal and professional have made those prospects doubtful.

As chair, I was entrusted to exercise discretion and judgment in making the decisions that would be best for our party. After a period of very intense deliberation, I came to the conclusion that my continued tenure as City Chairman would not yield the results we all hope for.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that worked with me these last months. Furthermore, I to encourage all newcomers to stay involved, stay informed, and make this town, county, state, and nation, a better place. Once again, thank you for all the support, and to whomever may inherit the position, I wish you the best of success.

A class act. We wish Mr. Gregor well in his law school and subsequent legal career.

As any lawyer will tell those who will listen, the first year of law school is a crazy, all-consuming endeavor. That Mr. Gregor was able to assemble a competitive slate of candidates for City Council is a testament to his abilities and dedication.

The Democratic Party needs young people to ensure a healthy future. We hope Mr. Gregor will stay involved in local politics when time allows. The next party chairman would do well to listen to the advice of the new Democrats such as Chris Meier, Ed McDonough and Bill Dunne: Democrats that have actually won elections in recent years.

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