Democratic Chair Steps Down 'While Party is Strong'
ALACHUA COUNTY - With Democrats in the White House and filling a majority of commissioner seats in Gainesville and Alachua County, one local leader says it's satisfying to step down while his part is strong.
Jon Reiskind has been chair of the Alachua County Democratic Party for eight years.
However, last week he announced he would not run for re-election, saying it was time to make way for new leadership.
Reiskind said the decision was bittersweet, but he still plans to be involved with the party and the community.
He said he's proud of measures in the community like "Wild Spaces/Public Places" as well as having President Obama elected and re-elcted.
New officers in the party were elected last week, including new chair, Robert Prather.
The Republican Party's chair, Stafford Jones, was re-elected for the next two years.
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