(Cleveland)- In preparation for the new year and new terms for some elected officials, White County Probate Judge Garrison Baker held a swearing in ceremony this morning for four people who were elected back in November. Baker administered the oath of office and loyalty oath to Lyn Holcomb and Edwin Nix who will serve another four year term on the White County Board of Commissioners and Barry Vandiver and Roger Fitzpatrick who will serve on the White County Board of Education.
Following the administering the oath Commissioner Lyn Holcomb reflected on the past four years, he said, “ the past four years we’ve been busy, considering the state of the economy we got a lot done.” Holcomb said he is excited about serving the next four years. Commissioner Edwin Nix said it’s a great honor to serve in this position, “ I take this very seriously, I’m humble by the job that I hold here and I want to do right for the people I serve and I’m going to do that with honor, dignity and honestly,” said Nix. Board of Education member Roger Fitzpatrick, who will be serving his first term in public office said he’s ready to serve the county that has been good to him, he said, “ I spent my career here in White County, born and raised and then my entire working career with White County school system and White County has been good to me.”
Board of Education member Barry Vandiver said the past four years has been a learning experience, “ It’s kinda tough job, you have a big budget to deal with and a lot of employees and over the time it takes a lot of learning. It’s hard, but we seem to get there and I appreciate the support of the citizens of White County,” said Vandiver.
The swearing in ceremony was held at 10 am in the main courtroom at the White County Courthouse in Cleveland.