Here is an email PVI received this morning…
Dear County Chair,
“Today, with a heavy heart, I am announcing my resignation as Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. In recent months, I have been dealing with health issues and missing too much time on the job. Recently, I have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a painful but non-lethal ailment that requires radiation procedures over the summer. Very shortly I will be back on my feet and knocking doors for Democrats. It is important that this party has a Chair that can dedicate all of his or her time to this effort, and it is clear that I am not able to.
This is going to be an outstanding election for Iowa Democrats, and whoever is elected as the new Chair on July 22nd will be inheriting a great team, a solid amount of cash on hand, and fantastic candidates. I look forward to being helpful to the party in this transition and most importantly wish everyone the best of luck. Thank you to the State Central Committee and other Democrats across the state for supporting me. The last five months have shown me just how strong this party is. I will be taking some much needed time off, and I am excited to see what Democrats can do this election.”
Founder of the Iowa Democratic Party Progressive Caucus