Dear Mr McGinn:

I accept you resignation as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. If your email is an accurate representation of your line of thinking, I suggest you also resign from your City Council position as well.

You ran and was elected as a Republican. You have already stated you are not going to run for re-election in 2019–so resign now from your position as a City Councilman, so voters can be represented by a Republican because that is what they thought they were getting when you ran for office.

As I have in the past, I will continue to voice my opinion on issues to all elected officials no matter what party they belong to if I believe their vote is not in the best interest of the citizens and the Republican Party.

You are not acting like the person I once knew and I do not know why.

Wayne Parke-Chairman VCRP



  1. He’s been a consistent good guy on the Council with some common sense. An attorney and former zoo director. He will be missed when he doesn’t get re-elected in 2019

  2. The e-mail McGinn sent to Parke reads:
    Twice in the last couple of weeks you have criticized my actions in a most public way. I have decided to answer your criticisms in a like manner.
    First, you did not like my vote concerning a resolution to do away with gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the manipulation of political boundaries in order to give an unfair advantage to one party in an election. It is dishonest. It is unconstitutional. It is cheating. I do not wish to be associated with any person or organization that not only condones cheating but also actively supports it.
    Secondly, you criticized my actions as well as the actions of Councilwoman Mercer concerning our votes in favor of a tax increase. The fact that you are totally ignorant as to the financial condition of the City of Evansville alone makes your criticism unwarranted but that is not the reason that I find your last email so offensive. You have criticized us for exercising our independent judgement(sic) and doing what we feel is best for the people we represent rather that marching lockstep to political doctrine.
    I no longer wish to be affiliated with any person or organization that condones dishonesty. I no longer wish to be affiliated with any person or organization that punishes independent thinking and demands adherence to political dogma. This is 2017, not 1984.

    I resign my position as a precinct committeeman. I resign from the Vanderburgh County Republican Party. Remove my name from your party rolls, phone lists, email lists and mailing lists. Remove my picture and listing from your website’s list of elected Republican officials. I now consider myself an independant(sic) and will act accordingly in all future actions.

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