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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