CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County commissioners elected Greg Lance Thursday to serve as the new president in 1998.
Lance was in Morgantown, W.Va., on a business trip and was not at the County Commission meeting.
Lance, 42, has been a commissioner for the past 12 years. Before that, he served as mayor of Ranson for eight years.
Lance said he intends to run for re-election in November. Commissioners are elected for six-year terms.
Lance served as president of the Commission three years ago. The commissioners elect a member to serve as president at the start of each year.
The president runs the weekly meetings and signs the bills for the county.