Breaking News: Steve Larrabee to step down as chair of the Vermont Republican State Committee

by Rob Roper

VTGOP Chairman, Steve Larrabee

After serving fifteen months at the head of the Vermont Republican Party, Steve Larrabee is stepping down. Today, he submitted the following letter to the members of the state committee:

Dear State Committee Members,

I write today to announce that I will be stepping down as State Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party effective February 26, 2011.  I am calling a meeting of the State Committee to take place on February 26, 2011 at Montpelier High School for the purpose of electing a new State Chairman. The meeting will be in the cafeteria and begin at 10am.

It has been a great privilege to serve as chair over the last 15 months.

I, along with you am disappointed that Vermont bucked the national trend that elected many Republicans to numerous local, state and national offices across the country.

We are fortunate to have Phil Scott as our Lt. Governor, Tom Salmon as our Auditor and many new senators and representatives elected last year.

Although I will be stepping down I still will remain involved a much as I can to elect Republicans to every office in this state.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to working with all of you in the future.

Sincerely,

Steve Larrabee

The Vermont Republican Party now begins the search for a new leader.

More on this story to follow.