BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The chairman of North Dakota's Republican Party says he won't seek another term.
Stan Stein announced Tuesday that it was ``the right time'' to step down.
Stein took over as chair in late 2010, replacing Tony Clark. Stein was elected to his first full term in June 2011.
He tells the Bismarck Tribune that being chairman is ``a demanding job'' best left to someone else. In an email to party officials sent Monday, the 62-year-old Stein said the party is in ``a solid financial position.''
Party Vice Chairman Jim Poolman lauded Stein's efforts, noting that the state party held or gained every statewide office it sought in 2012. Poolman says the party is better off than when Stein took over.
Party officials are to elect a new chairman in June.