Wednesday, February 2, 2011

GOP county chair resigns after racial controversy

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Surprise. John Casteel of Newport has resigned as Jackson County Republican chair. This spares the state Republican Party of having to act on Chairman Doyle Webb's vow to seek his removal by the party executive committee for his "pro-white" views as a long time member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a successor to the White Citizens Council with a long history of incendiary views on race. Casteel had earlier refused to quit the group.

From the GOP:

Today, Mr. John Casteel officially resigned as Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Committee.

“Mr. Casteel told me he felt his resignation is in the best interest of the Party because of his involvement with the Council of Conservative Citizens,” said Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb.“We appreciate Mr. Casteel’s past service to the party and efforts to build a Republican presence in Jackson County.”

In accordance with party rules, First Vice Chairman of the Jackson County Committee will establish a date for committee members to elect a new county chairman.

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