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Potter Democrats to Decide County Chair Race

Potter County Democrats are set to decide a contested race for county chairperson in 2018.

In the March 6th Democratic primary, Potter County Democrats will decide the race for county chairperson. Steve Land, the vice president of the Potter-Randall Democratic Club, is challenging incumbent county chair Gentry Powell for the position.

Land filed earlier this month and made an announcement on Facebook that he planned to run for county chair. The incumbent Powell also filed, setting up a contested bid for the seat.

The chairperson of the party for each county is tasked with managing the party's operations in the county. Duties of the county chair could include organizing fundraisers, organizing candidate events, promoting voter turnout, answering to the State party and presiding over meetings of the County's precinct chairs.

On the Republican side, incumbent Potter County chairman Jim Lowder and Randall chairman Terry Harman are both running without challengers.

Primary election day is March 6th.

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