Written by Patch Editorial Staff
A Montgomery County Republican Committee representative announced Thursday that Chairman Robert J. Kerns has resigned his position, a day after it was reported that he is the subject of a sexual assault investigation.
“MCRC today received the resignation of its chairman, Robert J. Kerns. MCRC will follow the procedures outlined in its bylaws on the selection of a new party chairman,” said MCRC Executive Director John Kelemen. “All day-to-day activities of the committee will continue uninterrupted.”
Kelemen said that the resignation will be effective on Friday at 5 p.m.; MCRC has no comment on media reports to a possible criminal investigation of Kerns.
Kerns was elected chairman of the organization in 2008; just one day prior to the alleged incident, Gov. Tom Corbett announced a truce between warring factions of the party, which had caused organization to suffer over the past 20 years.According to the committee, a special meeting will be held on Dec. 4 to elect a new chairman.