A Lancaster resident will be chairman of the S.C. Board of Education in 2008.
Al Simpson has served on the board since 2006 and was elected as the 2008 chairman later that year.
The state board chooses its chairman a year in advance.
"I appreciate the confidence my colleagues on the board have put in me," said Simpson, the representative for the state's 6th Judicial Circuit, which includes Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield counties. "I'm somewhat humbled by it."
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