Carole Thorpe succeeded Bill Hay as the chair of the Jefferson Area Tea Party. She served as chair from 2010 to March 22, 2012. She was elected for another term in April 2013 but declined to run again in 2014. She is also co-host of Charlottesville--Right Now on WINA. 
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