The Bond County Board has a new chairman.
During Tuesday morning’s meeting, the election of board officers was conducted. Adam Boudouris was selected to serve as chairman.
Past chairman, Wes Pourchot, was selected as vice-chairman.
Bond County Clerk Meg Sybert administered the oaths of office to three men elected at the November 3 general election.
They are Republican Jacob Rayl, Representing District 3; Democratic long-time board member Frank Lucco, representing District 1; and Democrat Adam Boudouris, representing District 5.
Voters selected Rayl and Lucco to four-year terms, while Boudouris received a two-year term, after previously being appointed to the county board.
The 23-year old Rayl is in office for the first time.
He said he’s excited to be on the Bond County Board and work with the other members.
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Rayl said he grew up in Belleville then moved Bond County near the Bond/Madison County line. He attended high school in Highland. He said he is pleased to be a Bond County resident.
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So why did Jacob Rayl decide to run for the county board? He said he’s always been interested in politics and wanted to give back to his community.
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