Claude Pope, chairman of the Wake County Republican Party, is stepping down from his post to pursue business opportunities.
In a press release late Monday announcing the news, Pope pointed to various accomplishments since he became chairman in March 2009. For instance, Pope notes "we elected a majority on the School Board in 2009" and "a majority on the County Commission this year."
"The election results in 2009 and 2010 show how much a Party can achieve when it stays focused on its 'sandbox,'" Pope said.
Susan Bryant will serve as chairwoman until an election can be held.