Nina Szlosberg-Landis, the first vice chair of the state Democratic Party, plans to resign her post Tuesday, citing her differences in working with embattled party chairman Randy Voller.
In a letter sent Monday night to friends, Szlosberg-Landis, a major party fund raiser from Raleigh, writes that she believes she could be more effective raising money for Democrats outside the party organization.
"I have been very concerned about the direction and practices of the new chairman," she writes. "You have likely heard or read about some of the more public missteps, and felt that I could not accomplish the work I know needs to be done if I remain associated with him."
The resignation of Szlosberg-Landis is another indication of the difficulties that Voller, the mayor of Pittsboro, has had since his election early this year. He has been plagued with reports about past business debts from his real estate construction business, complaints about a fund raising trip to Las Vegas, his fund raising contracts with friends, and whether he was insensitive in use of the word "rape" in describing the Republican legislature's actions.
One Democratic activist, Frank Eaton, has called for the Democratic Executive Committee, to schedule a vote of confidence in Voller in August.
Szlosberg-Landis, a former member of the State Board of Transporation under Gov. Bev Perdue was elected first vice chair the same time as Voller was elected chair.
In her letter, she said she will continue to raise money to help elect Democrats, but work through such groups as the NC House Democratic Caucus, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee which is working to help re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan, Lillian's List and the N.C. League of Conservation Voters.