Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Mark Munroe announced that he is retiring as party chairman, effective February 21.
The announcement was made on Saturday at a meeting of the party’s executive committee.
“It has been a privilege to serve this party and to reach many of our goals,” Munroe said. “Republican registration has more than doubled, and we have had good success at the ballot box. Our finances are sound, and we have a great group of volunteers with one of the best county headquarters in the state. My number-one goal has always been to bring real political competition to the county, and while there is more work to do, we have made great progress. It’s time to pass the baton to the next generation of leadership.”
Munroe has been elected three times as party chairman and is in his ninth year as chairman. He has served 25 years on the Mahoning County Board of Elections and has represented the party in other capacities.
Under party by-laws, the members of the county central committee will meet to elect a new
chairman. That meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, February 21.
Munroe said he plans to stay active in the party as a volunteer and provide help with the transition to a new chairman.