Reed named interim election commissioner to replace Boyte

Rank Boyte, who won the Third District seat, resigned for personal reasons and Union County supervisors Monday appointed Boyte's daughter, Barbara Ann Reed, to serve until a special election in November. Stanford administers the oath to Reed on Monday.

Rank Boyte, who won the Third District seat, resigned for personal reasons and Union County supervisors Monday appointed Boyte’s daughter, Barbara Ann Reed, to serve until a special election in November. Stanford administers the oath to Reed on Monday.

The Union County Board of Supervisor appointed Barbara Ann Reed as interim District Three Election Commissioner Monday until someone can be elected to the post during the 2013 November general elections.
The appointment was necessary because the District Three winner in the past November election, Rank Boyte, resigned for personal reasons.
Supervisors accepted his resignation Monday and then appointed Reed, who is Boyte’s daughter.
No one ran against Boyte, who sought the post vacated by Frances Dunlap upon her retirement.
The other new election commissioner is Bill Azlin, who defeated incumbent Lanelle Hudson for the District Two seat. The remaining three incumbents were unopposed. They are Graham Spencer, District One; Mike Beam, District Four; and Wayne Wilhite, District Five.
In other business, supervisors Monday handled routine items such as paying medical examiner fees, approving the claims docket and board minutes, and approving the work schedule for January.
One unusual item was voting to purchase three new garbage trucks for a negotiated price of $125,000 each. The original and only bid was $126,845 from Pac Man with Freightliner trucks.
Another was accepting the proposal from Mills and Mills Architects to work with the Community Development Block Grant Project on the Abby Farms building, and accepting a services contract with J. E. Vance and Co. to do work to prepare for the regular audit.

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