Ann Brown, who has been the chairwoman of the Alaska Republican Party for since 2021, is stepping down. The party chair position comes up at the next State Convention for the Alaska Republican Party, which will be in Anchorage April 19-21.
Brown sent her top committee officers a letter today, in which she explained she and her husband wanted to do other things besides party business in the coming years.
“I have tried to serve faithfully, always giving my best to the Party I love. Now the time has come for Fred and me to do the things we enjoy together.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Chairman. There is plenty of time for those who wish to run for state party office to throw their hats in the ring, so to speak. For now, let’s put our noses to the grindstone and work for successful events such as the PPP, district conventions and state convention,” Brown wrote.
Brown took over as chair after former Party Chairman Glenn Clary resigned after being offered a job at Liberty University in May of 2021.
At this point, only Nikki Rose has announced that she is running for party chairwoman, although others are considering throwing their name in the hat.
The Alaska Republican Party has 142,955 registered voters, while the Alaska Democratic Party has 74,961 registered voters in Alaska. The Alaska GOP is the largest organized political group in the state.
During the April GOP convention, the delegates will also choose people to be delegates to the National Republican Nominating Convention, which will be in Milwaukee, Wisc. July 15-18, 2024. That is when the party will formally nominate its candidate for president.