David Von Savage made it official today, and will not seek another term as the chairman of the Cape May County Republican party. GOP sources informed WCZT/WFNE today that Von Savage was going to offer his letter of resignation this afternoon. Von Savage’s leadership was at stake during this week’s republican primary election. Von Savage backed a ticket that included Ralph Bakley and John McCann; that ticket was thumped at the polls by Gerald Thornton and Susan Sheppard. Here is Von Savage’s statement, via his letter to republicans in the county:
It has been an honor to have represented the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization as Chairman for the past fourteen years. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have worked with our Republican leaders, committee people, elected officials and constituents.
I am proud of our organization’s record in helping to elect officials who have worked hard to earn the designation of top rural county in the entire nation, while consistently maintaining the lowest tax rate in the state.
The Primary Election is over and I fully support Freeholder Thorton and Ocean City Council President and Republican Freeholder nominee Sheppard in their candidacy in the General Election.
In the best interests of the Party, I have decided to move on and not seek another term for Chairman. I congratulate all those who won this past Tuesday and wish them the very best.