SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party has stepped down.

No reason for Jake Parkinson’s sudden departure was given Saturday night.

Members of the Salt Lake County Republican Party leadership say they surprised by Parkinson’s email announcing his resignation.

Party officials say Vice Chair Jennifer Jensen will become the new acting chairwoman.

Jensen was previously a regional chairwoman. She was appointed Thursday to the newly created position of vice chairwoman.

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