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Dillard announces run for Denton GOP chair

John Dillard, former mayor of The Colony, says he plans to run for chair of the Denton County Republican Party. 

Dillard served on the city council in The Colony for 10 years before serving as mayor from 2003 to 2009. 

Dillard is the second person to announce his interest in the party's leadership post. Denton real estate agent Jayne Howell has also announced plans to run. 

The election for a new party chair will be part of the Texas primary election on March 6. The official filing period for all primary candidates begins Nov. 11. 

Next week, the Denton GOP must elect an interim chair to replace Lisa Hendrickson, who recently resigned as party chairwoman.