Nine elected county officials were sworn in to office Monday morning in Davis County. Four of the nine are taking office for the first time and five are resuming office after being re-elected.
Only one county commissioner, chairman Gayle Stevenson, was not up for re-election in November's general election.Two new commissioners, Gerald Purdy and J. Dell Holbrook, were sworn in, along with new county sheriff Glenn Clary and treasurer Michael Porter.
Incumbents taking the oath are county attorney Mel Wilson, surveyor Max Elliott, recorder Carol Dean Page, assessor Willard Gardner and Margene Isom, the incumbent clerk who takes over the newly combined offices of clerk and auditor.
Purdy is a former councilman and mayor of Kaysville. Hollbrook is a building contractor and the first Democrat elected to the commission in more than 30 years.
They replace Dub Lawrence, who chose not to run for the commission but unsuccessfully challenged incumbent congressman Jim Hansen for his seat in Congress, and Robert Rose, an interim commissioner.
Clary defeated incumbent sheriff, Harry Jones, in the GOP primary and Porter takes over the treasurer's office from Pauline McBride, who retired after three terms.