The chairman of Gregg County’s Republican Party resigned Tuesday, five months into his second term, citing a lobbying job that will base him in Dallas.
Tim Vaughn, also a former White Oak mayor, recommended to his executive committee that it name party headquarters manager Marty Rhymes as his temporary stand-in and wait until their Jan. 10 meeting to name a successor.
Vaughn’s elected term runs to May 2018.
“Marty already is the vice chair. She can fill that role as chair just through the holiday season,” he told an 11-member quorum of the panel at its first meeting after the general election.
Rhymes has served the county party for more than two decades, an unofficial right-hand woman for county chairmen dating at least to the late Glenn Canfield Jr. in the 1990s.
Vaughn is in his second week working for the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
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