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Tom Lee elected chairman of Hillsborough GOP

TAMPA — 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.

Tom Lee elected chairman of Hillsborough GOP 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:26pm]
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