Sheila McLaughlin reports:
Dave Kern resigned Tuesday as executive chairman of the Butler County Republican Party, citing frustration with infighting.
“Unfortunately there is and always is within any party infighting and bickering and I’ve had enough of it,” Kern told The Enquirer.
Party members have criticized Kern, accusing him of keeping the party’s failing finances secret. Party Treasurer Nancy Nix aimed to resign in August, saying the party was coming so close to being unable to meet its bills and that she couldn’t ethically be part of that as the county treasurer and a certified public accountant.
But she stayed on until the party could find a replacement. That hasn’t happened yet.
Kern moved the GOP’s headquarters out of Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center in Fairfield Township to streamline the organization.
Kern said his term began with a “fiscally challenged and over-committed party” and that he “tried to guide the party into living within its means.”