Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe quietly resigned late last year from the electric car company he founded, the company confirmed Friday.
McAuliffe stepped down as GreenTech Automotive Inc.’s chairman sometime before Dec. 1, which is the date of a letter from GreenTech’s chief executive, Charles Wang, accepting McAuliffe’s resignation. Wang’s letter, forwarded by a company official Friday, thanks McAuliffe for his service but does not mention any reason for his departure or specify the date of his resignation.
McAuliffe’s resignation was first reported by Politico.
Until now, neither the company nor McAuliffe’s campaign appeared to have announced that McAuliffe had stepped down as chairman, and on the company’s Web site is a news release dated Dec. 3 about a car show that identifies McAuliffe as such.
Several uncorrected media reports also have identified McAuliffe as GreenTech’s chairman, including an article by PolitiFact Virginia that took him to task over why the company was in Mississippi instead of Virginia.