Hubbel not seeking new term as Minnehaha County GOP chair

On Jan. 26, after their first alternative legislative forum, the Minnehaha County Republican Party’s executive board will meet to choose a new chair and vice chair.

That’s sure to be a fascinating race, probably pitting an establishment candidate against an activist candidate.

But whoever the winner is, it won’t be controversial chair Lora Hubbel.

Hubbel isn’t running, saying the job takes up too much time and she needs to focus on her business.

"It’s pretty much a thankless job, a lot of work," said Hubbel. "I’m kind of busy with my own real estate business."

Hubbel, an outgoing state representative, was the party’s vice-chair behind chairman David Rose. When Rose resigned in August for health reasons, Hubbel became chairwoman.

Who do you think will be the next Minnehaha Republican Party chair? Will it be a figure aligned with the establishment forces or the conservative activists?