Friday, January 25, 2013 – 04:00 p.m.

State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) has gained a path to become chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee next week, courtesy of current Chairman Robert Rego.

Rego has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection. He will now perform an undisclosed role at the state party level.

Private vote tallying, within the committee, had Rego with roughly 26 votes. A number that would have secured him another term.