Rilee elected chair of Gloucester board
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors elected a new chair and vice chair during its organizational meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.
Abingdon district supervisor Christian "Buddy" Rilee became the new chair of the governing body on a 5-2 vote and York district supervisor Carter Borden became the new vice chair on a 6-1 vote.
"Those of you who voted for me, I appreciate it," Rilee said. "Those who didn’t, that’s OK, too … It’s not about us. It’s about the citizens out there."
When nominations for chair were opened, Gloucester Point district supervisor Bobby Crewe nominated Ware district supervisor Gregory Woodard and At-large supervisor Louise Theberge nominated Rilee.
Woodard’s nomination failed by a 3-4 margin, with Rilee, Theberge, Borden and Petsworth district supervisor John Northstein voting against.
Rilee’s nomination received support from Woodard, Theberge, Northstein and Borden, and Rilee also voted for himself.
When nominations opened for vice chair, Ressler nominated Northstein. However, Northstein’s nomination received only the support of Woodard, after Northstein showed no interest in the seat himself.
Borden’s nomination for vice chair received support from every supervisor except Woodard.
Rilee is approaching the end his second term on the board, and has previously served as vice chair. Borden is serving his second year.