April 22, 2019 @ 4:22pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Kissinger 419.350.8949, email@example.com
DAVID KISSINGER Announces Leaving Republican Party
Will Become a Lucas County Democrat
Maumee— April 22, 2019 — Today, Maumee City Councilman, David Kissinger announced that he will no longer consider himself a Republican and join the Democrat Party.
“I have been a Republican most of my adult life. I have embraced their ideals of smaller government, fiscal responsibility, and higher standards for our leaders,” said Mr. Kissinger. “But, as I announce today that I am leaving the Republican Party, I do so with a heavy heart.”
He went on to say, “Through thick and thin, I have stood by the party. Even through the dark days of the last decade, I worked with my Republican friends to maintain the standards and dignity of what it meant to be Republican. But that has changed. The events of the past months, in Maumee, and the party leaderships’ stubborn defense of the indefensible has left me with no other choice than to leave.”
“The ethical conundrums, and canards that the citizens of Maumee have been force-fed by the Republican leadership of this great city, and the lack of comment from the county leaders have left me feeling baffled and betrayed,” Kissinger added. “We should stand for something bigger than ourselves, hold each other accountable when words and deeds do not meet the standards of decency, and basic fair-play.”
Republican Tenure Ended
“So, today, I am formally joining the Democrat Party. I do this without reservation, and pledge to one and all that this is a lifetime commitment.”
Elected to Maumee City Council in 2016, David Kissinger is a registered nurse (RN) and since being elected in November of 2015 he has fought for the rights of citizens’ to be heard. Dave has demanded that government provide the services that citizens deserve. He has provided courageous leadership as Chairman of Land Use and Zoning, Public Utilities, and Environment Committees, also having served as a member of Code, Personnel, Water & Sewer, Streets, Building and Lands and Public Information Committees of Maumee City Council. Running unsuccessfully for Lucas County Republican Party chairman in 2012.
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