Habeeb Habeeb will not run for re-election

Published 01/19 2014 10:40PM

Updated 01/20 2014 10:40AM

Update: 10:02 am, 1/20/14, Monday
CHAMPAIGN -- After stepping down as chair of the Champaign County Republican Party, Habeeb Habeeb says he would like to see Kyle Harrison fill the position. Harrison is a former city council member.

Habeeb says he isn't seeking a run at political office but adds that he "never says never."
Original: 10:40 pm, 1/19/14, Sunday
CHAMPAIGN -- The leader of the Champaign County Republican party says he won't run for another term. Habeeb Habeeb held the position as chairman of the Republican party in Champaign County for the last two years, but he says the party is on the right track and it's the right time to step down.

One of his proudest moments is winning four county-wide political races. He attributes that to quality candidates within the Republican Party. Although he won't be chairman, he says he will continue to be heavily involved as a committee member. With young faces taking leadership roles, he says the party is in the right hands.

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