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Chairman of CT Republican Party J.R. Romano resigns

Romano originally said back in October he will not be seeking another term at his current post.

HARTFORD, Conn — *Editor's note: Video above aired on November 11, 2020

The chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party has resigned from his position Tuesday. 

Romano sent out an email saying he has officially resigned from his post. Back in October of 2020, Romano said he would not seek re-election. His term ended this coming June. 

"After much personal reflection I am officially resigning from my chairmanship," wrote Romano. "This decision is what's best for the organizations to move forward. It is time for a new voice to be heard from the Connecticut Republicans. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to lead the Party. Thank you." 

CT GOP Vice-Chair Sue Hatfield said under bylaws, there are 60 days to elect a successor to fill Romano's remaining term. Elections for the full term will be held in June on the fourth Tuesday. The next SCC meeting will be on January 26 and Hatfield added she will announce the special election for the subsequent month's meeting to be held on February 23. 

Romano served as a political director for over six years under three Republican Chairmen. At 25, the Trinity College alum ran for state Representative eventually losing by just 100 votes. He was elected in 2015 as the chairman of the CT GOP.