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Last week there was a shake up in the Lucas County Democratic Party. The executive director resigned, but she's now back in the office. The chairman and the executive director met and resolved their problems, and we now know a little more about what happened.

"I am just so humbled that the community recognized my work and they saw I'm out there trying to work for them," says Executive Director of the Lucas County Democratic Party Yvonne Harper.

Last week, the headlines were about Democrats cleaning house at the top. Friday, Yvonne Harper is back at democratic headquarters as the executive director.  Thursday night, Harper and Democratic Chair Ron Rothenbuhler met to resolve their differences.

"Got a call from Ron Rothenbuhler and said he had time thinking about it and he wanted to work something out," says Harper. 

They discussed what went down in the board room last week.  Harper says the board was discussing possibly endorsing an independent  

"I voted against it and I spoke out loud my concerns. Who was the independent they wanted to endorse? D. Michael Collins. The democratic party is a fraction of many facets and we all have one common ground democrats not independents," says Harper.
 
"Well that is part of the issue and there were some other internal issues we're going to have some bylaws changes," says Lucas County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Ronthenbuhler.
    
Numerous community leaders rallied behind Harper and wrote letters to the chairman. One voter says, "I'm troubled by you recent actions in asking Yvonne harper to resign." Rothenbuhler says the party is back on one accord. 
    
"I welcome her back. We are turning the page and moving forward for the success for the Lucas County Democratic Party," says Rothenbuhler.

Harper says she had no questions about whether she should return to the position.

"I'm a democrat and I'm for the people and by me coming back I will continue to be an informational specialist. I will be out there working for the people," says Harper. 

You can watch Yvonne Harper's entire interview this Sunday at 11:30 on Bridges with Doni Miller.

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