Arp has not even voted regularly, which means he did not support, in the most basic way possible, the candidates for the very political party he says he wants to lead. The votes mattered — he did not support Paula Hughes for mayor, Marlin Stutzman for Congress or any of our other qualified and diligent candidates who ran for city, county, township, state and federal offices in 2010 and 2011.
The chairmanship is not a position someone should seek as a way to start his or her involvement, especially when so much is at stake. How can Arp possibly have the knowledge necessary to operate a political organization as expansive and influential as the Allen County GOP?
As for me, I’m supporting Steve Shine for re-election.