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May 5th, 2009
Boling to resign as Hays Democratic Party chair


San Marcos attorney Anna Martinez Boling said today she will resign as the Hays County Democratic Party chair effective later this month after a little more than a year in the position.

Boling said she wants to spend more time with her family. She dismissed speculation that she was preparing to run either for the bench currently held by retiring County Court at Law Judge Howard Warner nor against 428th District Judge Bill Henry against whom she won 49.2 percent of the vote in 2006.

“I have decided not to run [for a judgeship]. But I’m not leaving the party — I’m going to stay active — but focus on my family and business. The more the county has grown, it’s become really evident in the last election that it’s too much day-to-day organization and planning that needs to be passed to someone else,” Boling said.

Former Texas State Democrats president Courtney Strange, a San Marcos resident, and Katie Bell Moore, a Buda resident, are vying to fill the rest of Boling’s unexpired term. Neither candidate could be reached this afternoon.

Some observers expect other candidates for the interim position to emerge. Boling was elected party chair in March 2006 and took office the next month. Her replacement will hold the position until the March 2010 primary.

The party’s 36 precinct chairs will chose a replacement at their May 21 meeting. (There are currently two vacancies but Boling said she expects them to be filled before the vote for interim chair is taken).


UPDATE 2:54 May 7: The article originally reported that Strange’s Facebook page identifies him as living in Manchaca. The information is outdated, he says, and he currently resides in San Marcos.

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