The chairman of the Muscogee Republican Party has announced he won’t seek another term in that office.
Attorney Josh McKoon, 29, said it’s time for a change.
“While it has been flattering to have so many people ask me to continue on as chairman of our local Republican Party, I have spent the last five years in a leadership position with our local party and it is time to make a change so we can continue to build on the momentum we have gained over the past few years in grassroots organizing and fundraising,” McKoon said in a statement issued Saturday. “I look forward to supporting the new team that is elected at our county convention next month."
He added: “With the increasing load at my law practice and other opportunities that have presented themselves, I simply could not devote the time to do this job properly over the next two years. That, coupled with my belief that organizations draw their strength from regular and frequent changes in leadership, has led me to this decision.”
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McKoon formerly was chairman of the Muscogee County Young Republicans, a national committeeman from Georgia to the Young Republican National Federation, and secretary of the Muscogee County Republican Party. He also was county chairman of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s re-election campaign. Perdue carried the county, the first victory here for a Republican gubernatorial candidate since 1966, McKoon said.
McKoon still is on the Georgia Republican Party state committee.
The local party’s executive committee includes Marjorie Newman, Daphne Dove-Peirce, Colin Martin, Ed Thompson, Alton Russell, Kevin Earley, David Helmick, Nate Sanderson, Linda Nix and Art Smith