Renee Griffith has resigned from the Iredell County Board of Commissioners.
Here is a written statement from Griffith, courtesy of The Rick Baker Show:
August 8, 2012
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from the Iredell County Board of Commissioners. I decided the fight to stay does not outweigh the price my family, my friends, and this community would be forced to pay. I leave this position knowing there is much work to be done in this county. During this very difficult time the good people of this county have reached out to me with love, support, and prayers.
The voter’s of this county are tired of politicians and political parties who rule with an air of self-righteousness. The Iredell Republican party, in many ways, is much more corrupt and broken than the Democrat party they hate. This has caused voters to become disenfranchised. How unfortunate this attitude alienates many very qualified citizens from running for office. Citizens who, if given the opportunity, could make a difference in this county, state, and country.
I appreciate the citizens giving me the opportunity to serve them as a commissioner.