OC Supervisor Chris Norby given fond farewell at his final board meeting

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors bid farewell to Supervisor Chris Norby today. It was the last board meeting for the supervisor-turned-assemblyman.

The Supervisors led county department heads, staffers and well-wishers in a round of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” to say so-long to Norby.

The 60-year-old former high school teacher will be sworn in as the newest state Assemblyman Friday.

Norby’s departure leaves a gap on the five-member county board of supervisors. Voters will decide in June who’ll replace him.

If the winner receives more than half of the vote, he or she will serve out the final few months of Norby’s term plus the following four-year term. But if no one gets more than half, the top vote-getter will serve out Norby’s term, and then face a run-off election in November to decide who will serve the next full term.

About a half dozen people have expressed interest in running for Norby’s old supervisor seat.

His Assembly job is the one Republican Mike Duvall quit after a hearing room microphone recorded some of his graphic sexual boasts last summer.