Musella Steps Down as Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans California

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#californiagop–Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) today announced a changing of the guard as
their Chairman, John Musella, steps down effective immediately. Musella,
in his resignation letter to the Board of Directors cited, “It’s time
for a new generation of Log Cabiners to lead the way in California. I’m
pleased to be able to turn over a much stronger organization than I

Musella became Chairman on March 1, 2015, the day LCR California was
officially chartered by the California Republican Party, ushering a new
era for the largest statewide LGBT Republican organization in the Nation.

Musella is credited for not just pushing through the effort for the
chartering of Log Cabin but most notably for leading the charge for the
removal of all the anti-LGBT language from the California Republican
Party (CRP) Platform in the Fall of 2015. Musella helped build a
broad-based coalition of conservative leaders to work with Log Cabin on
making the platform changes under the group’s moto, “Inclusion wins.”

“When I first joined LCR more than five years ago, my main goal was to
work to remove the anti-LGBT language from the CRP Platform,” Musella
said. “Previous attempts by LCR had failed, but the key to our success
this time was building a broad-based coalition and working with
conservative members of our party.”

On his first day as Chairman, the California Republican Party voted by
over two-thirds to charter Log Cabin Republicans California for the
first time in our more than three-decade history. “Our leadership and
members stood strong on the shoulders of all those who came before us in
the fight for inclusion and equality within the Republican Party,”
Musella said.

“I’ve known John Musella for years and he has been a tremendous asset to
Log Cabin Republicans California,” said Assemblyman Scott Wilk. “As the
Founding Chairman of the Chartered Log Cabin Republicans California,
John has lead the way for a more inclusive California Republican Party.”

Musella was also a strong advocate for legislation in Sacramento
supporting LGBT equality. At the organization’s Spring Board meeting,
Musella pushed through unanimous Board approvals for a host of
legislation sponsored by Equality California that worked to improve the
lives of LGBT Californians. He then worked with Republican legislative
offices in Sacramento to help build bi-partisan support for the
successful passage of that legislation.

“I believe strongly in working together and finding common ground to get
things done,” said Musella.

As Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans California, Musella was the first
LCR Chairman to hold an official position on the Executive Committee of
the CRP and the first LCR member to be an official representative of the
organization to be named as a Republican Elector for the Electoral
College from California.


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