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Harris County Democratic chairman resigning

Lane Lewis to officially resign in February

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Lane Lewis, the Harris County Democratic Party chairman, announced Monday he is resigning from his position in February.

He said he will call for a special election in February, officially resign and elect a replacement.

In a letter, Lewis said, "Over the last five years, our social media presence grew and enabled us to deliver our message to thousands more people. Our fundraising increased and allowed us to have multiple full-time staff all year, every year. Our mail ballot program went from non-existent to the most recognized in the state. We rebuilt strong relationships with our Union friends and engaged the resources of our Democratic Clubs, especially in the suburbs, and we built an approach that the base is paramount and all Democrats need to be engaged regardless of where they live."

Lewis thanked the community for its support and service, but said he's not slowing down just yet, announcing events that are still to come:

  • Early voting Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday for the HISD District 7 trustee runoff
  • Toast to a Blue Year on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Sterling House
  • Harris Democrats University: mid-January 2016

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