SEATTLE — Officials say Washington State Republican Party Chair Susan Hutchison will step down from the post next month.
Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday that the former KIRO-TV news anchor who was elected party chair in 2013 will resign as of Feb. 5.
Hutchison’s statement didn’t give a reason for her departure, but her name has been floated as a possible candidate for an ambassadorship or other Trump administration appointment.
Her announcement also comes after the GOP lost its majority in the state Senate in November.
The election for a new state GOP leader will take place Jan. 20 in Moses Lake, with the new chair starting work the next month.