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Ione Townsend elected Hillsborough Democratic Executive Committee chairwoman

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The Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee elected Ione Townsend on Monday night to be their chairwoman for the remainder of 2016. Of the 76 votes counted, Townsend took home 68 votes. Longtime DEC member Alvin Wolfe finished a distant second with six votes. A third candidate in the race, Eastern Hillsborough County Democratic head Michael Newett, announced before the vote that he was dropping out of the contest. Townsend had been considered the favorite going into Monday night’s vote, in…

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