The chairman cites difficulty in coordinating members’ schedules.
Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock was a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show this morning, speaking for the first time regarding allegations that he made remarks contributing to the apparent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich.
Hancock will be a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show at 9 a.m. on KMOX.
The question being asked in Jefferson City and around the state is why would Schweich take his life.
Martin’s decision not seek a second term as chair comes just three weeks before the internal party election, which leaves challenger John Hancock on the ticket.
Hatches will take over for James Mathewson, who stepped down as chairman at the end of May.
The chairman of the board of Kansas City’s Union Station is stepping down from that position.