Alex Fitzsimmons, who currently holds the position of membership director and who has a Facebook group up for Public Relations director, is not on the official list of candidates. This would seem to indicate that he has withdrawn, or, alternatively, been disqualified.
I would be lying if I said I hadn’t heard rumors of some less-than-reputable dealings in the CR elections. There have been pretty rampant whispers of all sorts of dirty dealings. Most notably, the accusation of stuffing the membership rolls with friends who hadn’t paid dues has been tossed around.
Either way, Fitzsimmons’ withdrawal can’t be good for Cynthia Meyer, Rob Noel and Sam Dewitt, all of whom are running themselves for CR offices and who, if facebook groups are to be believed, were running with Fitzsimmons as a pseudo-slate.
Full disclosure: Alex Fitzsimmons wrote briefly for the Patriot earlier this year, and Will Frey, who is running for Vice Chair against Noel, is the incoming Editor in Chief of the Patriot. Neither one of them were consulted by me for this story.