EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Outgoing City Council member Connie Robinson announced on Wednesday that she is resigning from the Democratic Party.
In a post on Facebook, Robinson shared a letter to Democratic Chairman Scott Danks.
Robinson said the party has become one of “regression and racist sentiments.”
Robinson said she will finish her term as an independent.
She is not seeking re-election.
Previously, she endorsed Democratic candidate Alex Burton in the race for the 4th Ward City Council seat.
Republican Archie Carter is also running for the 4th Ward seat currently held by Robinson.
Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Chairman Scott Danks released this statement:
“I am deeply saddened by Councilwoman Connie Robinson’s resignation from the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party. Connie has been a Democrat icon and is a pillar of our community.
Connie is a close personal friend and confidant of mine. I love and respect her greatly. I’m sure she did not make this decision lightly.
I spoke with Councilwoman Robinson this morning and certainly respect her position. I have called a Central Committee meeting for this Friday, May 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss her concerns and what, if any, corrective actions we can take.
Any further questions should be directed to Councilwoman Robinson.
Scott A. Danks
Chairman Vanderburgh County Democratic Party”
(This story was originally published on May 22, 2019)