Thursday, January 11, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

Looks like a battle for leadership of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee is in the works for later this month.

Sources say Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) wants to replace Chairman Robert Rego.

One of the last elected official’s to hold the position of chair of the local party was former Assessor and County Supervisor Bill Postmus. The party ended up being ran into the ground financially.

Afterwards, the group, which still continues to struggle financially, veered towards having non-public officials control its leadership.

Now the assemblyman, for some unknown reason, reportedly wants the top spot.

There’s no disputing Hagman has been a good legislator, to the extent any republican can be in Sacramento. But he should have to first explain to committee members his past and ongoing ties to Postmus before getting any serious consideration.