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Former Commissioners

The table below is a record of former County Commissioners from 1972-Present. If you are interested in information on County Commissioners prior to 1975, these records are kept on the ground floor of the Historic Courthouse in minute books.

Commissioner Name

Number of Terms Held
Years of Terms Held
Chair or Vice-Chair Position Held
Years Served as Chair or Vice Chair
Mildred Barringer
3
1972-1984
Chair
1979-1982
Bill Francis, Jr.
3
1972-1984
Vice-Chair
1975-1978
Herbert Justus
1
1974-1978
 
 
Ed Todd
1
1974-1978
Chair
1975-1978
Milo Warde
1
1974-1978
 
 
William Drake
3
1978-1990
Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (1983-1990)

Vice-Chair (1981-1982)

Joe Spearman
1
1978-1982
 
 
Candler Willis, Jr.
1
1978-1982
 
  
Troy Maybin
2
1980-1988
Vice-Chair
1987
Jere Hyder
1
1982-1986
Vice-Chair
1983
Fred Jackson
1
1982-1986
Vice-Chair
1984-1985
Richard Baker
2
1984-1992
Vice-Chair
1986, 1988-1990
Hugh Randall
2
1986-1994
 
 
William Parker
1
1986-1990
 
 
Vollie Good
3
1988-2000
Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (1993-1994)

Vice-Chair (1991-1992, 1995-1996)

William McKay
1
1990-1994
 
 
Renee Kumor
2
1992-2000
Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (1995-1996)

Vice-Chair (1994)

Robert Eklund 1 1994-1998 Chair 1997-1998
Don Ward 2 1994-2002    
Marilyn Gordon 1 1998-2002 Vice-Chair 2001-2002
William Moyer 3 1998-2010 Chair 2001-2002, 2005-2010
Shannon Baldwin 1 2002-2006    
Chuck McGrady* 1.5 2004-2010    
Mark Williams 1 2006-2010 Vice-Chair 2010
Bill O'Connor** .5 2010-2012 Vice-Chair 2012
Larry Young 3 2002-2014 Vice-Chair 2003-2004
Charlie Messer Currently in 5th term 2000-Present Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (2013-2014)

Vice-Chair (2005-2009, 2015-2016)

Tommy Thompson Currently in 2nd term 2010-Present Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (2012,

2015-2016)

Vice-Chair (2011,2013,2014)

J. Michael Edney Currently in 4th term

1988-1996,

2010-Present

Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (1991-1992, 2011, 2017)

Vice-Chair (1993)

Grady Hawkins Currently in 4th term

1996-2004,

2012-Present

Chair & Vice-Chair

Chair (1999-2000,

2003-2004)

Vice-Chair (1997-1998, 2017)

William Lapsley Currently in 1st term 2014 - Present    

*Commissioner McGrady resigned in December of 2010, halfway through his second term, in order to represent Henderson County (District 117) in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

**Commissioner O'Connor was appointed on December 3, 2010 by the Republican Party Executive Committee to fill the vacant seat of Commissioner McGrady.