Jones Elected Chair Of County Board On Split Vote
By Mike Barnhardt
Davie County’s two newest commissioners let their feelings be known well before they were sworn into office on Dec. 6.
They wanted to be led by Mark Jones.
Carl Humphrey and Robert Wisecarver got their wish soon after being sworn in when Jones was elected chair of the board on a 4-1 vote. Richard Poindexter did not vote on the motion to elect Jones, making it a negative vote, according to Clerk Brenda Hunter.
Ken White made the motion to nominate Jones, saying that Humphrey and Wisecarver had approached him about Jones being the new chair.
“I have no problem with that,” White said, adding that Jones’ family values, faith and experience on the board of education will be a benefit. “I wish you the best, with God’s help,” White told Jones.
Humphrey then made the motion to make White vice chair. That motion passed unanimously.
It was standing room only, and many of the residents attending were supporters of Wisecarver …