The local Republican Party will soon be under new leadership as the chair and vice chair are not seeking re-election at the party's upcoming county convention.
After serving as chairman for eight years, Charles Bates said the time has come for him to step down.
Bates, 66, said his decision not to run was in order to allow new people to step into leadership roles.
"I really hope we get a chairperson who is able to move the party forward," he said.
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