GOP county chair resigns after racial controversy | Arkansas Blog

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.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation