August 13, 2005

A CROWDED ONE WAY STREET:

VAN ZANDT JP ANNOUNCES PLAN TO SWITCH PARTIES (Tyler Morning Telegraph, 8/11/05)

Van Zandt County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell announced that he is switching parties and will run as a Republican in 2006.

Daniell ran for office in 2003 on the Democratic ticket. He said his change of heart comes from his disappointment in certain leaders of the Democratic Party.

"It's just very simple: I'm a person who believes in trying to be a peacemaker," he said. "With the leadership I've noted in the national and local party, I cannot in good conscience follow that party."

Daniell said he has been considering the switch for awhile, and even Democratic Party Chairman Vince Leibowitz agreed with him.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 13, 2005 12:00 AM
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