BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Craig Neiman was chosen from among four applicants for a vacant Region 2 seat on the Bethlehem Area School Board.

The vacancy on the board that was created when Director Shannon L. Patrick was elected to two seats -- an at-large seat and the Region 2 seat.

Neiman received the necessary five votes on the board's second ballot.

Randy Toman, Russell D'Entrone and Jason Fetterman were the other candidates.

Neiman was sworn immediately in by Northampton County Court President Judge Steven G. Baratta.

Neiman was treasurer of the board of Central Moravian Church. During an interview last month, he said touted his financial expertise and experience working with complex budgets.

The Region 2 board seat comprises Hanover Township, Northampton County, and portions of West and Center City Bethlehem.