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Stauffer to campaign to remain West Virginia GOP chairman

CHARLESTON — The acting chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party announced Friday he will run for chairman of the state party.

Roman Stauffer became acting chairman earlier this month after Chairman Melody Potter resigned for family reasons. A new chairman to finish her term will be selected at the Party’s Winter Meeting in March in Charleston.

“I am the best person to guide our party to transition into this next chapter,” Stauffer said.

Stauffer was campaign manager for Gov. Jim Justice’s re-election last year, co-chairman of the state Republican Party and has worked for the West Virginia Republican Senate Committee, the West Virginia Republican Legislative Committee, the New Majority Fund, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the American Tort Reform Association, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, for former Senate President Mitch Carmichael and West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Tim Armstead and Beth Walker.

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