Update: Wood County Democratic Executive Committee names new chairwoman

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - (WTAP) - Judith Stephens is the Wood County's Democratic Executive Committee new chairwoman.

Wood County's Democratic Executive Committee will begin looking for new leadership following an announcement that the current chairman is stepping down.

Party officials say Daryl Cobranchi has submitted his resignation.

"Dr. Cobranchi feels his personal stand on positions may overshadow the committee," Vice Chairman Karen Campbell, said in a news release. "He will remain active in progressive causes here, but cannot risk hurting the party's chance when they are fighting to stop (President) Trump's agenda.

Party officials are planning a meeting Oct. 26 to focus on selecting a new chairman, planning for spring's Primary Election and the completion of current terms.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Parkersburg city building.