The Sequatchie County Commission appointed Claude Lewis from within its ranks to replace outgoing County Executive Michael Hudson.
Lewis, one of 16 county commissioners in Sequatchie, was appointed on Monday in a 10-5 vote over the other nominee, Keith Cartwright.
Lewis will serve out the remainder of Hudson's four-year term, which started in August. He'll hold the seat until the next county general election in August 2012.
Commissioners' next task will be to appoint a replacement for the seat Lewis vacated on the commission.