Thank You, College Democrats!

I am writing to inform you of my resignation as president of the Delaware College Democrats. I’m accepting a fall internship offer in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs in Washington, D.C.

I realize this decision will come as a surprise to many and I want everyone to understand it was not easy. The offer was made in late June, and I have spent much time reflecting on the merits of interning in the State Department. This internship offers the unique opportunity to grasp international drug policy in a way that supplements my undergraduate political science and criminal justice studies.

Please understand that this decision was extraordinarily difficult; I have given much of my college career to College Democrats. From my freshman year, when I was the lone staunch supporter of another skinny guy from Illinois (22 months before the election), to my sophomore year leading SFBO, and my junior year as president, College Democrats has been the source of many terrific memories that have enriched my college career. Thank you.

Paul Ruiz, President, 2008-2009