ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Democratic Party’s chairwoman is resigning to spend more time with family.

In a statement posted on the party’s website, Yvette Lewis announced that she would resign April 2.

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Lewis says she needs to attend to her family. She says her father recently died and her mother is having health issues.

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Lewis, who is from Prince George’s County, has been chairwoman since 2011.

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