NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — For the first time in decades there is a democrat majority on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
Democrats Julia Olson-Boseman and Rob Zapple were elected last month. Both took their oaths Monday afternoon.
Each will serve four-year terms and join Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Jr., Patricia Kusek, and Woody White on the board.
Now, for the first time in nearly 30 years, there sits a 3-2 democrat majority on the board.
Commissioner Jonathan Barfield was approved unanimously to return to the chairman’s position.
Olson-Boseman was elected a vice-chair over Rob Zapple with a 3-2 vote.