Bipartisan leadership elected to Dare County board

By on December 3, 2012

Richard Johnson

Warren Judge was elected by his peers Monday to serve another term as chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, but there was a change in the No. 2 post.

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.

Warren Judge

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.

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Can't grasp it

December 8, 2012 1:52 pm

The first tenant of most any job is “to do no harm”. Being an elected leader, Allen Burrus stepped all over that principle in his “performance” on statewide radio on Thursdays State of Things episode on WUNC. To allege or imply that Stan Riggs, the preeminent authority on barrier island geology, is simply a hack espousing hysteria to try and sell books was very harmful to Dare County in front of a statewide audience. You sounded like a fool and I cringed every time I heard you piping in on the discussion. It’s called science. And the geologic condition of Hatteras Island is reality. And unless you want to be alone out there on an island with no access, you should try to not piss off the good citizens of NC and the powers that be at the Federal level who will be paying for a good chunk of this bill. We as Dare County citizens are asking for a lot. Lets try to make a good impression. The last thing we need is our elected official casting dispersions (with an attitude) on highly respected experts.

It Figures

December 5, 2012 11:34 pm

Johnson is a RINO, and just as liberal as any Democrat out there!


December 4, 2012 9:38 am

Here we go again, when will we learn.


December 3, 2012 7:44 pm

This is better than any late night comedy skit.

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