Jeff Williams Steps Down From Local GOP Leadership Post

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Washington County Republican Committee Chairman Jeff Williams has stepped down from his leadership post in the party.

Williams, who also serves as Washington County assessor, told 5NEWS he resigned from the party position in part because GOP rules prohibit people in those roles from supporting one Republican over another during primary elections in which candidates from the same party face off.

Williams said he has heard the rumors in political circles that he might run for Washington County judge, but he told 5NEWS this week he has not decided whether to seek that position.

Williams had a year and a couple of months left as local GOP chairman before resigning this week, he said.

The party named Springdale Republican Julie Harris as chairman until an election can be held in the next 30 to 60 days, Williams said.