by Jim Nintzel
The Democratic and Republican parties will both see changes at the top next year.
Pima County Democratic Party Chair Don Jorgensen is stepping down after one two-year term heading up the party. As far as we know at this point, Cheryl Cage is the only candidate to replace Jorgensen.
Meanwhile, Pima County Republican Party Chair Carolyn Cox is also stepping down. We hear that Bill Beard, a former candidate for county recorder, is interested in the gig, as is John Lesko, the party's current fourth vice-chair who worked on GOTV efforts in 2014 election cycle.