BROOKSVILLE - County Commissioner Wayne Dukes was elected chairman of the board for 2014 at Tuesday's board meeting.
Dukes, who was chairman two years ago, replaces Dave Russell, who will serve out the remaining year of his term. Russell has said he will not seek re-election.
The board also elected Commissioner Nick Nicholson as vice chair and Commissioner Diane Rowden as second vice chair.
Rowden had nominated Commissioner Jim Adkins as chairman because the latter was first vice chair in 2013 and he was the logical choice. But Adkins told Hernando Today he declined because he expects to be appointed chairman this week of the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority and two chairmanships would be too much.