Josh McKoon Will Not Seek Re-Election As Muscogee County GOP Chair
COLUMBUS, GA - Josh McKoon, 29 year old Columbus attorney, announced to Muscogee County Republican Party members that he will not stand for election to another term for Chairman.
McKoon has formerly served as Chairman of the Muscogee County Young Republicans, as National Committeeman from the State of Georgia to the Young Republican National Federation and as Secretary of the Muscogee County Republican Party.
McKoon also served as Chairman of Governor Sonny Perdue's Re-Election Campaign in Muscogee County, carrying Muscogee County for a Republican candidate for Governor for the first time since 1966. He remains a member of the Georgia Republican Party's State Committee.
McKoon said, "This was not a difficult decision for me. 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. I look forward to supporting the new team that is elected at our County Convention next month."
The full statement from McKoon to County GOP Members follows:
I just wanted to take a moment here to announce to all of you that I will not be seeking another term as your County Party Chairman. 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. What a pleasure it has been for me to serve you over the last two years as your Chairman!