Don Gorman of 4914 Longview Place in the Heights (same Village where Management Services Committee Democrat Chairman Mike Phelan Represents) was appointed to replace Elssaser before his appointment expired. All Republicans and 2 Democrats voted no.
I was asked by an email to me as to why. Some say politics has entered more heavily into County government. As to the appointment, you will need to ask County Board Chair, Tom O'Neill who makes all appointments.
Maybe Brian who occasionally reads my blogs will make a comment in the comment section below.