By Rob Morris on December 3, 2012
Commissioner Richard Johnson was chosen by fellow board members over incumbent Vice Chairman Allen Burrus for that post.
While the vice chairmanship is largely honorary, the commissioner holding the position leads board meetings in the chairman’s absence or inability to participate because of a conflict.Monday’s election creates bipartisan leadership. Judge is a Democrat and Johnson is a Republican.
Democrats hold a majority, 4 to 3, but votes along party lines have been infrequent in recent years.