Saturday, October 21, 2017

New county officials sworn into office

Honorable Judge James Williamson, seated center, swore in recently elected county officials Monday morning, Dec. 1. Standing, from left, are treasurer Brent Williams, county clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead, assessor Danell Mott, commissioner Fred Myer and sheriff Charles Harner.
Honorable Judge James Williamson, seated center, swore in recently elected Johnson County officials Monday morning, Dec. 1. Standing, from left, are treasurer Brent Williams, county clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead, assessor Danell Mott, commissioner Fred Myer and sheriff Charles Harner.

Three new county officials and two incumbents were sworn into office Monday morning in Johnson County.

Newly elected county treasurer Brent Williams, commissioner Fred Myer and sheriff Charles Harner were sworn into office at 9:00 a.m. December 1, by Honorable Judge James Williamson in the courtroom annex. Incumbent county clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead and assessor Danell Mott were also sworn in for another four-year term.

The courtroom annex was nearly packed with citizens for the swearing in.

The ceremony was a bittersweet moment for Illinois’ longest serving sheriff, Elry Faulkner.

Outgoing sheriff Elry Faulkner pins a sheriff's badge on the chest of Johnson County's new sheriff Charles Harner.
Outgoing sheriff Elry Faulkner pins a sheriff’s badge on the chest of Johnson County’s new sheriff Charles Harner.

Faulkner retired at the end of his shift Sunday night, Nov. 30, after serving as Johnson County Sheriff for 40 years.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Faulkner pinned a new sheriff’s batch on Harner’s chest.

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