PINE BLUFF, AR – The Jefferson County Republican Committee (JCRC) is calling for the resignation of State Treasurer Dennis Milligan.
In a news release issued Monday afternoon, the JCRC said there were no opposing votes to the motion.
The release explains that a discussion about displeasure with Milligan’s performance in office began at the April meeting and was tabled after David Singer (now former employee and committee first vice chairman) spent almost 20 minutes defending Milligan.
Singer was terminated by Milligan’s Chief of Staff Jim Harris four days later with no reason given.
The JCRC says the decision to call for Milligan’s resignation was made at the May meeting based on additional information; none of which was related to Singer’s termination.
According to the release, Singer recused himself from the discussion and motion, and offered to resign from the county committee to avoid the appearance the resignation call was retaliation for his wrongful termination.
The release states that “this action is not about Singer’s termination, it is about not restoring trust to the Treasurer’s Office.”
The letter was mailed to Milligan on Monday. See it attached above or click here to read.