UPDATE: New county commissioner to be sworn in at 1:30 p.m.

11.21.2007 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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UPDATE: 1:35 p.m.: George Bowman, a retired Army general from Birmingham has been appointed by Gov. Riley to serve out Larry Langford’s remaining term. Watch the swearing in ceremony on myFoxal.com. He is currently a branch manager for Liberty National. He is the son of one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.

Fox 6 is reporting that Governor Riley has made a decision about who will fill Birmingham mayor Larry Langford’s seat on the Jefferson County Commission. While the name has not been released as of yet, the swearing in ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. Fox 6 has stated that they will carry the ceremony on their website.

The seat has been formally vacant since last Tuesday, when Langford took the oath of office to become the mayor of the state’s largest city. The situation may not be finished yet as a special election has already been set for February to fill the seat with a vote from the people. We’ll update this post with a link to the ceremony and the name of the appointment as soon as they become available.

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In other news: "The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review a voting rights dispute from Alabama in which the governor filled a Mobile County Commission vacancy by appointing a Republican to represent a heavily Democratic district." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21902185/

Dystopos
Dystopos

In other news: "The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review a voting rights dispute from Alabama in which the governor filled a Mobile County Commission vacancy by appointing a Republican to represent a heavily Democratic district." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21902185/