TALLADEGA -- The chairman of the Talladega County Republican Party is stepping down from the position, he announced.

Danny Hubbard, a Talladega native, has been a member since 2007 and spent several years as chairman.

“My wife and I have been praying about this for a while,” Hubbard said. “I’ve been the chairman for several years. It’s just at the time where it’s time to spend more time with family.” 

Hubbard said he devoted plenty of time to what he felt to be a worthy cause, leaving it in a good position for the future.

“It’s taken a lot of time, but I’ve enjoyed it,” Hubbard said. “We’ve got a good team of people, and we’ve built up the party pretty well.” 

Before he joined the party, Hubbard spent more than 35 years working in information technology, most recently for Blue Circle North America Inc.

After he retired, he and his wife moved back to Talladega County and joined Trinity Baptist Church in Oxford.

Though he decided to step down, he insisted he will still contribute his assistance to the GOP.

“Now’s the time for me to step aside as far as leadership is concerned,” Hubbard said. “I’m not stepping out of the party. I’m still going to be involved in that, but I’m going to spend some more time with the family. I’ve been retired since 2002, so now it’s time to enjoy a little bit of that retirement.”

Hubbard added that the time away from party responsibilities will give him an opportunity to pursue more writing, making revisions to his book, “Apocalypse Alive,” published Feb. 14, 2008.

“I’m going to do some updates to ‘Apocalypse Alive’ and I’m looking at probably putting it into an e-book form,” Hubbard said. “I may do some more writing. I may write another book. I just have to let the Lord lead me.”