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Donna Williams elected new chairwoman of Wake County Republican Party

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Donna Williams has taken over for Susan Bryant as the new chairwoman of the Wake County Republican Party,

Williams, who unsuccessfully ran for the Wake County school board in 2011 against Christine Kushner, was elected at last week's Wake GOP convention. She called for unity after defeating Dale Cooke, who had also run unsuccessfully for Wake County Commissioner last year.

"As greatly successful as we were in 2012, imagine what we can do when the energy, heart, drive, and persistence demonstrated by both slates over the past 5 weeks is now united and refocused directly at our Democratic opposition," Williams wrote last week in the Elephant Express.

Her work includes, pending approval of S325, helping elect a new GOP majority on the school board next year and helping the GOP retain control of the county commissioners.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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