Keith Downey, the state's Republican Party chair, said Friday he will run for another term this spring, according to a news release.

Downey, a former state representative, has overseen the turnaround of the party's finances and helped map out Republicans' strategy to reclaim the House majority last fall. 

“I would be honored to continue as Party Chair,” Downey said. “There is a lot of work ahead of us, but we have positive momentum right now. It is very exciting to think about being part of the GOP team as we get back in front of the people of Minnesota with a positive vision for the future.”

The election of the GOP's party chair will be in April. 

Photo: Keith Downey addresses reporters following last summer's Republican primary in August. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune).