Former U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward, a conservative firebrand, will lead the Arizona Republican Party through the 2020 election.
In a contentious three-way race for AZGOP chair, Ward came out on top Saturday, defeating incumbent chairman Jonathan Lines.
Meanwhile, Arizona Democrats opted to retain their party chairwoman, Felecia Rotellini to another two-year term.
Upon her win, Ward issued a message of unity to the crowd at the AZGOP state committee meeting Saturday at Phoenix’s Church for the Nations.
“I hope that you will join with me because it is time to unite,” she said. “It is time to put past problems, issues, disagreements behind us so that we win big in 2020.”