A Sarasota County Democrat is ending his campaign for County Commission to instead serve on the board of the state Democratic party.

Jordan Letschert had filed this month to run for the District 4 race on the county commission. He said the opportunity to impact dozens of races statewide and “help shape the future” of the party was too good an opportunity to pass up.

He is now throwing his support behind Democrat Wesley Beggs in the race. Republican Lourdes Ramirez also has filed to run for the seat currently held by GOP Commissioner Al Maio, who is seeking reelection.