Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Charles E. Mitchell

I was disappointed to hear that longtime Green Township Republican Chairman and Trustee Chuck Mitchell will resign his post as a Green Township Trustee effective June 1, 2008. Chuck cited "personal, professional, and political" reasons for his departure.

Chuck Mitchell has been an outspoken and effective leader for the issues affecting MY neighborhood for many, many years. Chuck is responsible for pushing CMHA to limit Section 8 housing on the west-side. He has fought hard to raze blighted properties including the recent tear-down of the Tri-Star motel on North Bend Road. Chuck brought a keen legal mind and years of experience with land-use issues to that position. His perspective will be missed.

Chuck has also been a loyal Republican having chaired the Green Township Republican Party for many years. With the help of his very able assistant, Ellen, he regularly organized the Party to cover the polls and do the grassroots work that is so crucial to winning elections. Time and again, the Republican machine in Green Township put up yard signs, passed out literature, and covered the polls. Chuck volunteered his time for these important endeavors and for that, all Republicans should be grateful.

We wish Chuck the best and hope to see Chuck staying active as a Republican.