Ken Connor resigns at Family Research Council

WASHINGTON (BP)--Family Research Council President Ken Connor is leaving his post with one of Washington's leading pro-family organizations.

Connor's resignation, which he announced July 3, will take effect July 14. He had been FRC's president for three years.

"This was not an easy decision but one that for both professional and personal reasons I believed I needed to make," Connor said in a written statement. "After the summer, I look forward to returning to the courtroom and practicing law."

Connor was a trial attorney in Florida before taking the FRC job.

James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and a FRC board member, called Connor a "fighter for the family and an exemplary leader" for the organization. "During his time at FRC, Ken consistently put principle before politics, and that's a rare thing to find in Washington, D.C.," Dobson said in a written release.

Prior to Connor, Gary Bauer served as FRC's president for more than 10 years. Bauer left the organization before running for the Republican nomination for president in 2000.


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