After barely two years as head of Log Cabin, Patrick Sammon announced today that he will be stepping down early next year:
After five years at this organization and more than two years leading Log Cabin, I am ready to tackle new challenges. I’ll be doing documentary filmmaking, which is what I did before joining Log Cabin’s staff. . . . I told Log Cabin’s national board earlier this year I would be moving on after the election. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made and I know Log Cabin is well positioned to impact the GOP’s future direction.
I agree with Log Cabin National Board Chairman Pete Kingma who, in thanking Patrick “for the excellent job he has done” cited the outgoing leader’s “communication ability and political skills.”
Of the three heads of Log Cabin, Patrick was by far the most approachable. He returned calls and e-mails regularly and listened to his critics in stark contrast to the two previous executives of the organization. He recognized that those who criticized the organization were not his (or the organization’s enemies). In short, he listened.
And more than those two individuals, he made clear his partisan affiliation and his support for the broad principles of the Republican Party. He truly sought a place for the gays within the GOP.
More than anything, I will appreciate his kindness and good nature. The National Board is going to have a tough time filling his shoes.