Burlington County Republican Chairman Bill Layton is formally leaving his position next week.
“Tuesday night is my last night,” said Layton, who has served as chairman for 11-plus years.
The county has changed over the course of his tenure as chairman, growing by 20k to 30k Democrats, he noted.
This year, the GOP lost control of the freeholder board and endured the loss of U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3).
“It was an amazing run, but I’m not going anywhere, just taking a step back,” said Layton, a principal at CLB Partners.
Lumberton Committeeman Shawn Earlen is working the phones now to replace Layton.