RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes says he won't seek another two years as chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party when his term expires in June.
Hayes said he told top party leaders in a conference call Monday evening of his intention to step down at the next chairman's election at the state GOP convention.
Hayes says he's led the party during a time of great success but believes the party now needs a chairman who can spend more time in Raleigh keeping tabs on the party. Hayes lives in Concord and at age 67 also wants to spend more time with his grandchildren.
The former state House member and 1996 Republican nominee for governor was elected chairman in January 2011 to serve out Tom Fetzer's term.