Teddie Pryor will remain Charleston County Council's chairman after landing the support of a majority of the group's members.
Pryor brought up the issue at council's Tuesday meeting, and he defeated Vic Rawl for the group's top post with a 7-2 vote.
Last week, council conducted two voting rounds on its new chairman but none of the three candidates nominated garnered a majority. That left Pryor in the position by default.
Pryor said politics got in the way of the selection process last week. But Tuesday's vote demonstrates that the majority of council members stand behind him and his leadership. "I love this county and I want to see it move forward," he said.
Read more in Thursday's editions of The Post and Courier.