ALBANY – Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy is expected to become the New York State Republican Chairman as current Chairman, Ed Cox is stepping away.
Langworthy was challenging Cox for the position and had picked up several county endorsements. Cox announced Monday that he is leaving the position to joining President Donald Trump’s re-election team.
“It is not official, official,” State GOP spokesperson Jessica Proud told WNYNewsNow. “It is public. Chairman Cox announced that he is joining the Trump campaign.”
Proud said that while the state committee still has to vote, it is, in all likelihood, a formailty.
“Ensuring President Trump is reelected is the most critical task at hand and I’m honored to take on the important role of helping deliver the resources he needs for a huge victory next year,” Cox said in Monday’s statement.
Among those who endorsed and supported Langworthy are Rep. Tom Reed and the Chautauqua County Republican Party.