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On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, several Jefferson County elected officials and district and county judges were sworn into office. The ceremony took place in Hearing Room One at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility.
Clerk and Recorder Faye Griffin hosted the event and it started off with the presentation of colors by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard. Griffin handed the microphone off to First Judicial District Court Judge Tamara Russell, who would swear in the District Chief Judge Philip J. McNulty.
Judge McNulty first read the oaths and swore in district court judges Jeffery R. Pilkington and Todd Vriesman; Dennis J. Hall was not able to attend because he was in Gilpin County swearing in officials there. He then swore in county court judges Bradley Allen Burback, Verna L. Carpenter, Tammy Greene and K.J. Moore.
Following the judges, Commissioner Libby Szabo read her oath of office and was sworn in. Szabo will be in her first full term as a county commissioner, representing district one. Commissioner Szabo was appointed on January 30, 2015, to fill a vacancy after former Commissioner, Faye Griffin, was elected and sworn in as Clerk & Recorder.
Next up was Commissioner Casey Tighe. He was sworn in for his second term as Jefferson County Commissioner for district two. He was previously elected in November 2012.
After the commissioners, District Attorney Peter Weir was sworn in by Judge McNulty. Along with Weir, the attorneys and investigators in his office were sworn in, including the Assistant District Attorney, the Senior Chief Deputy District Attorneys, the Chief Deputy District Attorneys, the Deputy District Attorneys, the Chief Investigator, the Senior Investigators and the Criminal Investigators.
Following the attorneys and investigators, Robert Hennessy was sworn in for his first full term as Jefferson County Surveyor. He had previously been appointed in 2015. With the conclusion of the swearing-in ceremony, the BCC held its first public meeting later in the day in which Commissioner Szabo was selected as the chairwoman and Commissioner Tighe was selected as the chair pro tem.
January 11, 2017
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