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Chairwoman of State Republicans Won't Seek to Retain Seat

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The first woman to lead the state Republican Party won't run for her own two-year term during the June party convention.

Enid Greene says she's pursuing personal goals instead. Greene was appointed to the post earlier this year after former chairman Joe Cannon resigned to become the editor of a Salt Lake City newspaper.

Greene was a freshman member of the Newt Gingrich-led U.S. House when her then-husband and campaign finance manager, Joe Waldholtz, admitted to siphoning $1 (M)illion of his father-in-law's money into Greene's 1994 campaign.

Although she never faced criminal charges, Greene said it was her idea for Waldholtz to "trade assets" with Forrest Greene in order to pour cash into the campaign.

Greene plans to remarry this summer.

Chairmanship candidates must formally file with the party by May 10 and will face about 2,500 GOP delegates in an early June state organizing convention.

Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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