Lucas County Democratic Party Chairman resigns

Lucas County Democratic Party Chairman resigns
(Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The chairman of the Lucas County Democratic Party is resigning from his role.

Joshua Hughes' last day as party chair is April 30th. Hughes has been in the role since March 2015.

He's accepted a job as Vice President of Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio.

The vacant role must be filled 30 days after Hughes' departure. A meeting to fill the role is expected in mid-May.

Lucas Co. Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter told WTOL that he is a candidate for the soon-to-be open position.

If selected, Quilter would fill the job temporarily and says he'd like to develop someone to take over.

Quilter has been the Clerk of Courts  1999. He's in the middle of his 2016 elected term. He would continue his role as clerk even if he is chairman.

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