PHOENIX — Today, Jonathan Lines, the Republican Party Chairman of Yuma County and business leader, announced his candidacy for chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.
“After time, careful consideration, and consulting with my wife and children, I have decided to run for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party,” said Lines. “The Arizona Republican Party has experienced an unprecedented amount of growth and success the past several years. With President-Elect Donald Trump and a Republican Congress, it is imperative that we keep up the Republican Party’s momentum in our state. Not only must we sustain our progress, but we must also expand our successes. Therefore, it is critical that we elect a committed and tested conservative leader who unites the Arizona Republican Party with a vision for the future.”
YUMA GOP CHAIR NABS ENDORSEMENTS FROM CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR AND CONSERVATIVE GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST MARCUS HUEY
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, the first elected official to endorse Lines, said the following:
“Jonathan will pick up the torch where Chairman Graham left off and continue to ensure Arizona votes and registers Republicans. Elections are not won on Election Day but require years of work before that. Jonathan knows this and will work hard for victory.”
“As a member of the AZGOP Executive Committee, it has been my pleasure to work directly with Jonathan. I have personally witnessed his professionalism, work ethic and boundless energy. As Republicans we would be very fortunate to have his leadership talent working for us as Chairman. He has my full support to be the next Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party,” said Marcus Huey, a lifelong Republican Activist.
The election of a new AZGOP Chairman will take place on January 28th at the Statutory Meeting and will be voted on by newly elected State Committeemen from every district or county committee.
Jonathan Lines is a conservative businessman whose family settled in Arizona in the 1800s. As a local community leader and a family man from Yuma, Jonathan has had the privilege of serving as the Yuma County Republican Party Chairman for the past six years. Lines was also a national delegate to the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions. In January 2015, he was elected as the Arizona Republican Party State Treasurer, where he has been part of the leadership team that has enjoyed historic fundraising and election success. Lines serves in multiple community and statewide organizations in addition to being involved in numerous business enterprises. He owns a construction company, serves on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council, is the State Representative for the Arizona Game and Fish Heritage Board, is a faith group leader, and a Second Amendment enthusiast. Jonathan and his wife, Rosie Lines, are the proud parents of 11 children.