ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead not seeking re-election

Published: Feb. 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2015 at 4:34 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead announced a farewell Monday saying he will not seek re-election to the position he's held for 4 years when the Alabama Republican State Executive Committee meets this weekend. Amistead announced his decision saying, "the time has come for me to move into another season of my life."

Armistead joined the Republican Party as a college student in 1964 after being inspired by U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater. He served in the Alabama Senate for 8 years when the GOP was in the minority. By the time he attained the top position in the party, the state's political make-up was flipped on its head and the GOP held a super majority.

"As I look back over the last four years, one of the things I feel we accomplished that will have a lasting impact - in addition to electing a record number of Republicans - was to finally secure a permanent home for the Alabama Republican Party," Armistead said, opting to purchase a building instead of continuing to rent.

In his letter, Armistead thanked the ALGOP staff for their work. He will turn over the gavel to a new chairman when the State Executive Committee chooses a new leader on February 21.

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