Laramie County Commissioner M. Lee Hasenauer says he is resigning from his role as Laramie County Tea Party organizer to focus on his job as a county commissioner.

Hasenauer says he still supports the tea party movement and will continue to remain active, but adds it's "time to give someone else a chance" as organizer. Hasenauer's seat on the commission is up for election this year, but he hasn't formally announced whether he plans to run for re-election.

Hasenauer is not sure whether he will host a final tea party event next month to say goodbye as organizer.