Bryan Williams is expected to be elected chairman of the Summit County Republican Party's Executive Committee during a Wednesday evening meeting.
Williams, who currently holds the executive committee's No. 2, will replace Jonathan Pavloff, who has held the committee's top spot since 2006. Pavloff is a businessman who is vice chair of the University of Akron Board of Trustees.
"I'm looking forward to it," Williams said this morning after a Summit County elections board meeting.
Williams was appointed to the four-member elections board in February, serving alongside long-time Summit County GOP Chairman Alex Arshinkoff. Williams is a former director and deputy director of the elections board who also was a state legislator and a State Board of Education member.
The change county GOP's change in leadership follows a shift in the top spot in the Summit County Democratic Party. Akron Councilman Jeff Fusco was elected as the party's chairman last month, taking over for Wayne Jones who had held this position since 2007.
The Summit County GOP's executive committee meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.