SARASOTA - Joe Gruters and Christian Ziegler may compete for the state Chair of the GOP.

Blaise Ingoglia announced Tuesday that he would not seek re–election as Republican Party of Florida chair, Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler is considering putting himself up for the job again. While State Sen. Joe Gruters said recently that he did not plan to seek re–election as Sarasota GOP chair, he would have to be chair of the local GOP to seek the statewide position on Jan. 12.

The state's GOP chair is selected by a vote of party officials. Both Ziegler and Gruters were elected to their current offices in November.