March 1, 2011 | by Chris Johnson
Mitchell to stay on as Stonewall Dems chief

Michael Mitchell (Blade photo by Michael Key)

The head of the National Stonewall Democrats on Tuesday said he’ll be staying on as head the LGBT Democratic organization following talk that emerged last week that he could soon depart the group.

Michael Mitchell, the organization’s executive director, said a decision was made to retain him as head of Stonewall following the receipt of a $100,000 contribution from an anonymous donor that boosted the group’s finances.

“We, as you know, went through a rough financial patch,” Mitchell said. “We have secured a great donation that is helping us through that, and I’m here for the foreseeable future.”

Last week, the Washington Blade reported that Mitchell might soon be leaving as head of the organization. Sources said Mitchell’s departure was imminent and that an announcement would be made as soon as this week.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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