Demo­cratic Party of­fi­cial leaves post

Clark tak­ing job with Sin­gle Par­ent Schol­ar­ship Fund

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

The trea­surer of the Ar­kan­sas Demo­cratic Party said Wed­nes­day he’ll step down at the end of the month to take a new job in North­west Ar­kan­sas.

Tyler Clark of Fayetteville served in the part-time vol­un­teer role as a party of­fi­cer since 2014. He’s also chair­man of the Wash­ing­ton County Democrats, a role he said Wed­nes­day he plans to con­tinue.

Be­gin­ning July 27, Clark will start work as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Sin­gle Par­ent Schol­ar­ship Fund of North­west Ar­kan­sas, ac­cord­ing to a Face­book post.

Clark said his de­par­ture was en­tirely due to “per­sonal goals.”

“As I step into this new role, I am ex­cited to make a dif­fer­ent kind of im­pact — em­pow­er­ing fam­i­lies to make the tran­si­tion from poverty to pros­per­ity through con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion,” Clark said in a Face­book post an­nounc­ing his new job.

Party Chair­man Michael John Gray praised Clark’s ser­vice, say­ing he has “an un­ri­valed ded­i­ca­tion to the Demo­cratic Party.”

Gray was elected chair­man ear­lier this year, suc­ceed­ing Vin­cent In­salaco.

While the party trea­surer is an elected of­fi­cer po­si­tion, Gray said there is not enough time to give no­tice of an elec­tion be­fore the next State Com­mit­tee meet­ing on July 22.

Gray said an in­terim trea­surer will be ap­pointed by the party’s ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, un­til an elec­tion can be held in the fall.

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