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Potter County GOP Chair Jim Lowder Running for Re-Election

The chairman of the Potter County Republican Party is planning to run for re-election in 2018.

Jim Lowder confirmed to the Amarillo Pioneer today that he is running for re-election to the office in 2018. Lowder served most recently as the County Chairman for the 2016 election.

"I'm running for re-election to continue to engage different parts of the community and to increase turnout in 2018." Lowder said.

Lowder served as the Potter County chairman throughout the November 2016 election and was an organizer in the county party's campaign efforts during the election. Lowder was a vocal supporter of Republican nominee Donald Trump during the November election. Lowder was a candidate for Mayor of Amarillo in 2017, garnering about 17 percent of the vote against Renea Dauntes and eventual winner, Ginger Nelson.

Lowder is the only candidate who has announced for a local county chair position in 2018. Randall County GOP chairman Terry Harman has not yet stated whether he will run for re-election.

There is no word yet on who will run for county chair positions with the Democratic Party.

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