Changes are coming to both major political parties in Sangamon County. Springfield Alderman Doris Turner confirms that she will seek the Democratic Party chairmanship after being urged to run by a number of supporters. Turner is expected to win the post.
But Republicans could have a fight on their hands for leadership of the county party. The State Journal-Register reports Kent Gray will challenge Rosemarie Long for the party chairmanship.
Long has the backing of Tony Libri, who decided not to seek another term as chairman after top party officials questioned his leadership.