Hunterdon County GOP Chairman Henry Kuhl, the longest serving county party chairman in New Jersey, will not pursue re-election as chairman.
“I have been chairman for 35 years no one has won I’m not running for re-election this year,” Kuhl told PolitickerNJ. “I felt I had served well for so many years and it would be better for someone to replace me.”
Kuhl will continue as chairman emeritus.
“I’m not going away entirely,” he said.
Kuhl attended 12 of the last 13 Republican National Conventions.
Seeking to replace him are Rob Vollers, GOP committee member from Franklin Twp.; and lobbyist Pat Torpey, a staunch ally of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7).
“I will resolve it,” Kuhl said of the rivalry between Vollers and Torpey. “I’m a very positive person.”