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State Republican Chair Announces He Will Not Run For Second Term

Derek Brown, the chair of the Utah GOP, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek reelection. In a statement, Brown wrote that while he had been encouraged by many people to run for another term, he and his wife Emilie decided the best way to meet their family’s needs was for him to conclude his service. 

In the statement, Brown identified several of what he considered to be the most significant party achievements that happened during his service, including lifting the party out of crushing debt and holding a virtual convention during the pandemic. 

Brown wrote that he plans to extend the same support he has received to whoever is the next party chair.