Jefferson County commissioners choose Austin as chairman Monday
John Austin was elected Monday to a fourth term as the Jefferson County Commissioners chair. — Charlie Bermant/Peninsula Daily News
By Charlie Bermant
Peninsula Daily News
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There was little discussion surrounding the action, with Austin calling for nominations and Commissioner David Sullivan responding, “John has done a really good job, and there is no reason to change.”
Commissioner Phil Johnson immediately seconded the motion.
Austin then facetiously asked if there were any other nominations.
It is the fourth consecutive year as chair for Austin, 71, who is up for re-election in November.
He said that he would announce his decision on whether to seek another term in March.
Austin is serving his second term and was first elected to the board in 2006.
After the vote, Austin thanked his colleagues for their support.
“It is an honor, believe it or not,” he said.
Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or email@example.com.
Last modified: January 06. 2014 9:52PM