Brian Moran steps down as chair of Va. Democratic Party

Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-14 11:48:33-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran announced he would step down from the job he held for the past two years.

“I am proud to have led a party that played a substantial role in the statewide effort to reelect President Barack Obama and send Tim Kaine to the United States Senate, and laid the foundation to continue our momentum and elect our candidates in 2013 and beyond,” Moran wrote in a statement.

“Under Brian’s leadership, the Democratic coordinated field effort this year exemplified the best of grassroots campaigning and will serve as a template for future campaigns,” Senator-elect Tim Kaine wrote in a statement. “I am enormously grateful to Brian and his wife Karyn for their service to the Commonwealth and the Democratic Party.”

A new chairperson will be elected at the Democratic State Central meeting December 8in Williamsburg.

In September, Bill Fitzgerald interviewed Moran about the November election.