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Duval GOP chair won't run for re-election

Rick Hartley

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Republican Party chairman Rick Hartley announced Monday he will not be running for re-election in the upcoming term.

The chairman said he plans to nominate the former party vice chairman, Robin Lumb, for the job during a meeting next week.

Hartley said Lumb has given years of service to the Republican Party. He's also worked on City Council, and Lumb said he has broad knowledge of electoral politics.

In a statement, the chairman said he's enjoyed serving as the party chairman and is proud of the party's accomplishments.