By next week, the Jefferson County Democratic Committee and the St. Lawrence County Republican Committee will have new leaders.
In Jefferson County, Sean Hennessey stepped down to become the superintendent of the Dulles State Office Building. He's being replaced on an interim basis by Ron Cole, a former chairman who ran for Board of Legislators last year. Mr. Cole said today that he's interested in taking over, and it doesn't look like there are any other candidates. Nancy Brown, the former treasurer whose name was bandied about when the slot first opened, said today that she'd like to see Mr. Cole take over.
The Democrats will hold a meeting on Sept. 27 to pick a new chairman.
In St. Lawrence County, Nancy Martin is not running for another term as chairwoman of the Republican Party. Fred Bean, the chairman of the Ogdensburg Republican Committee, has been discussed as a possible successor, but said today that he's probably not interested anymore. He didn't know what other candidate might be interested.
The Republicans will also hold a meeting on Sept. 27 to pick a new chairman.