The Amarillo Pioneer

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Editorial: Harman Won't Be Easy to Replace

It’s not going to be easy for Randall County Republicans to replace Terry Harman.

This week, the Amarillo Pioneer learned Terry Harman has resigned from his role as county chairman for Randall County. Harman has been a consistent leader for the local party, often seeming to be the leader of the area Republican Party as a whole, ensuring voters could count on their party officials.

Of all of my dealings with the local Republican Party, I have always found Terry Harman to be one of the most committed local party leaders in the area. While other leaders of the local Republican Party have often wanted to play at work, Terry Harman has been committed to doing the job his voters entrusted him to perform. There’s not very many people like that.

Terry’s resignation is effective on November 13th, giving Randall County precinct chairs time to decide on a replacement. Personally, I would like to see Alan Arvello, Judy Jackman or Tam Boatler take on the position. I am also a fan of a handful of other Randall County Republicans, but the choice for party officials certainly won’t be easy.

So, to Terry Harman, let me say thank you for what you have done for local voters. Whether voters have been Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, independents or others, we have always seen you treat everyone with respect, holding a commitment to fair elections.

-Thomas Warren III, Editor-in-Chief

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