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Local Republicans Facing Second Leadership Shakeup of 2018

Republicans in Potter County are facing their second leadership shakeup of 2018, as the party's incumbent chairman has resigned.

According to the Potter County Republican Party, Bill Bandy, a businessman and the incumbent chairman, has resigned from his role as chairman of the Potter County Republican Party. The announcement was made today, with party officials wishing Bandy well as he departs from his newly-obtained role.

"We at Potter County want to thank Bill Bandy for his leadership during the Primaries, and through our Precinct and County Conventions," the party said in a statement on Facebook. "While we are saddened that he has resigned as Chairman, we wish him all the best in his endeavors."

Cullin Knutson, treasurer of the party, told the Amarillo Pioneer that Bandy's resignation was accepted, as party officials wish him the best in his endeavors.

"We just want to wish him well," Knutson said. "We wish him well in his future business endeavors and he's always welcome at Potter County."

Party officials also announced that Bandy will likely be replaced by Daniel L. Rogers. Officials say Rogers was elected by a vote of party executive committee members to replace the outgoing Bandy. Knutson says Rogers was nominated for the role and unanimously approved by party officials. Knutson also added that Rogers was the "best fit" for the local party.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Rogers is the president of Llano Estacado Management Company.

This is the second time this year that party officials have been faced with a change in leadership. Bandy assumed office earlier this year, as the only candidate to file in the March race for the seat, after then-chairman Jim Lowder pulled out of the race due to a filing error.

Bandy  Photo by KFDA


Photo by KFDA

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