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Tom Lee picked as chairman of Hillsborough County Republican Party



Recently reelected to the state Senate, Tom Lee has an another political hat to wear.

Members of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee elected Lee to be their chairman Tuesday night. He replaces Art Wood.

Lee bested state committeeman A.J. Matthews, who was the only challenger after recent Congressional candidate Evelio "E.J." Otero and former Hillsborough County Commissioner Chris Hart withdrew their names from contention.

Lee, a former Senate president, was reelected to that body in November, taking over the seat vacated by Ronda Storms, who abandoned a reelection bid for an unsuccessful run for Hillsborough County property appraiser.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:58pm]


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