Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rumors Swirl As Chanski Leaves Ottawa GOP, Blames Trump

Chanski, right, with Ottawa GOP Chair Amanda VanEssen, left (Photo by DarKen Photography)

By Brandon Hall
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Sources tell WMP that Ottawa County GOP Executive Director Anne Chanski has resigned.

Chanski, a long time Meekhof loyalist, replaced popular Executive Director Faith Steketee in December of 2014. She seemed to do a good job in the position the last 14 months.

Steketee was fired after years of loyal service, sparking outrage right after an immensely controversial convention where some believe a delegate purge occurred and Faith was scapegoated.

In a Facebook statement, Chanski blamed Donald Trump.

"I recently left my job as a professional republican for 2 reasons. And one of them was Trump.  I'm sorry I waited- I hope it's not too late."

Rumors are building that she left over poor fundraising issues-the party evidently doesn't have enough to pay her. Other issues may be involved also, stay tuned...

Read More Below:

>>>Firing Squad: WMP Reveals Ottawa GOP Executive Committee's "Faith Vote" 

>>>Ottawa County GOP Chaos: Meekhof + Huizenga Involved? What You Need To Know 

>>>Meekhof's Scapegoat? Ottawa County GOP Executive Director Faith Steketee FIRED

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

>>>Email him at

Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. Just wondering how her quitting would help defeat Trump.

  2. It couldnt have anything to do with Meekoff recall right?

  3. It couldnt have anything to do with Meekoff recall right?

    1. Anything to do with distancing herself from Sen. Meekhof and his "rumored" extramarital affair in Lansing?