Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence resigned as Treasurer of the McHenry County Republican Party today.
Her routine resignation, seen below,
Please be advised that I have resigned as Treasurer of the Republican Central Committee of McHenry County effective today, December 17th 2018
with the following email to fellow Republican Precinct Committeemen:
Dear Precinct Committeemen and fellow McHenry County Republicans,
In April, I began my service as Treasurer of the Republican Central Committee of McHenry County.
I was excited and honored to volunteer much time and effort toward what I believed to be a new chapter of the GOP—filled with fresh perspective, inclusive and capable leadership, and most importantly, the start of a new era of unity and growth.
I was humbled by the trust you placed in me to manage the financial affairs of our party’s committee.
While I have learned many valuable lessons during this time behind the scenes, I have also become disillusioned.
As time progressed, what I envisioned as innovation revealed itself as status quo; invigoration as complacency and inaction; competence as arrogance; inclusivity as perpetual division.
I can no longer say that the individuals in the current county Republican Leadership represent those GOP values which so many proud Republicans and I hold so dearly.
For that reason, I tender my resignation as Treasurer of the Republican Central Committee of McHenry County.
While I still hold out hope for the future of all McHenry County Republicans, I refuse to play any role in what I believe to be the root of the exclusivity and deep division in McHenry County.
What we need now is modernization, harmony, and strong but inclusive leaders, unafraid to re-energize and welcome the fresh perspectives of a new generation.
Since the current McHenry County Republican Establishment is unable or unwilling, I will continue my efforts elsewhere until
that day arrives—and it will.
I sincerely thank you, precinct committeemen, for the wonderful opportunity and invaluable life lesson.
Lawrence’s replacement under current by-laws must be selected at a GOP Convention.