Monday, November 14, 2016

Haynes' official resignation letter

Dear SEC Member,

I wanted to let you know that after much thought, I have decided that I will not run for re-election to be the Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.

I have enjoyed the challenge of leading our party through an extremely important election that had more twists and turns than I could have ever imagined. It has been an absolute honor to represent our Party.

On election night the Tennessee Republican Party picked up two seats that were previously held by Democrats. These victories make Republicans more dominant than ever before in the history of our Party! I am thrilled that you gave me the honor to lead us to these successes.

It is not by mistake that we have low taxes, a balanced budget, unprecedented economic growth, and the fastest-improving education system in the nation. All of this is due to the fact Republicans are governing this state responsibly—and you have been an integral part of these achievements. Thank you for your efforts!

I look forward to the new opportunities and challenges that have been presented to me. It has been an honor to do this job and I will always be grateful for those who work so hard to allow us to be the strongest political party in the state. I have no doubt that our Party's success will continue well into the future.

I look forward to seeing you at our December 3rd State Executive Committee meeting.

Best Regards,

Ryan Haynes

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