Art Wood voted new chair of Hillsborough GOP

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Art Wood of Plant City, previously vice chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party, was elected chairman Tuesday night.

Wood won a convincing victory over three other candidates, with 113 votes to 45 for Chris Shalosky, 26 for Carol Carter and 6 for Willis Bowick.

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