With the passing of the primary, the constituted committee of the Jefferson County Independence Party expired. The group had been in business a decade but decided not to resonstitute.
West Carthage Mayor Scott Burto says he has had discussions with the state party leaders about forming a committee and taking over the operation. Burto is now a Republican and his brother is an IP member.
The members of the former committee had been at odds with state leadership and there was a general malaise over the direction of the party as a whole.
Key members like John Rice and Tammy Bramhall are said to be weighing their options for the coming season.