Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House is hanging up his spurs and will not seek another term as Colorado GOP Chair, nor will he pursue a run for Governor in 2018.

According to a press release from the State Party, House “will focus on improving our healthcare system at the state and national level and will volunteer his time focused on raising money to support the Republican general election candidate for Governor in 2018.”

Prior to serving as GOP Chairman, House worked for many years in the healthcare industry, so his background may be helpful in his work to improve healthcare.

About his time as Colorado GOP Chair, House said:

“I am thankful for the political experience I have gained over these last seven years. First, as aide to Senator Kent Lambert in 2010 and then as a Colorado gubenrnatoral [sic] candidate. Combine this with the invaluable experience as county and state party chairman, I am even more certain that – as a party and Coloradans – we can accomplish any goals we choose to unite around. Republicans win the philosophical battle of ideas every time. We fail only if those ideas aren’t clearly shared with the voters of Colorado.”

So far, two candidates have announced their intent to run for State Party Chair – former Congressional candidate George Athanasopoulos and El Paso County GOP Chairman Jeff Hays.