WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Commissioner Jonathan Barfield was elected chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners Monday night.
The position opened up when former chair Ted Davis left the commission recently to fill State Representative Danny McComas' seat. McComas left the General Assembly to accept a position as chair of the State Port Authority.
The vote Monday night was 3-1 with Commissioner Rick Catlin voting for Commissioner Jason Thompson.
This will be Barfield's second time as chair of the commission. He served as chair last year. He was serving as vice chair this year.
Barfield said he's looking forward to resuming the role as the lead commissioner.
"I'm back in the hot seat. I am looking forward to continuing to serve our community," Barfield said.
Commissioner Jason Thompson was elected vice-chair.