Steve Ellis resigned his position as chairman of the Walker County Republican Party at the committee’s regular meeting Tuesday, June 16. Citing Republican Party rules prohibit-ing an officer in the party from endorsing a candidate in the primary, Ellis said the reason for his resignation was so that he could fully dedicate himself to the 9th District Congres-sional campaign for State Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ranger). Graves recently announced that he would be seeking to fill the 9th District seat in the United States House of Representatives being vacated by Rep. Nathan Deal, who has announced his candidacy for governor.

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