Wilcox expected to be elected chairman of county board

NORWICH – Town of Oxford Supervisor Lawrence Wilcox is expected to be elected chairman of the Chenango County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

He would assume the county government’s top post from North Norwich’s Richard B. Decker, who is retiring after 17 years.

The position could be filled by any number of supervisors who could be nominated during Jan. 3rd’s organizational meeting, however Wilcox was nominated to lead the majority party during a Republican caucus in late November.

Wilcox, 63, has most recently served as chairman of the Chenango County Finance Committee, and has been a member of various other standing committees during his 13-year career in office. When asked back in May whether he would consider a bid for board chairman, the longtime dairy farmer said he had not yet made a decision. He said this morning that he would accept the position if elected.

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