Officials to be sworn in for new terms

Robert Smith rsmith@pawhuskajournalcapital.com

The beginning of 2019 will be marked, in part, by swearing-in ceremonies for officials elected in 2018 to serve in public offices.

Mike Fisher, the new District 10 district attorney, will have three swearing-in ceremonies, he explained. The first is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the large courtroom on the third floor of the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska. A second ceremony that day is slated for 1:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City.

Then, two days later on Jan. 9, Fisher is scheduled to have a swearing-in ceremony at 3 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Pawnee County Courthourse, he said.

Judicial officers being sworn in for new terms will have ceremonies on Monday of the following week. District Judge John Kane will be sworn in for a new term, and the new Associate District Judge, Stuart Tate, who will be moving up from the Special Judge position, will be sworn in for his term. The judges are scheduled for a ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the large courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse in Bartlesville.

Swearing-in for Osage County public officials — assessor Ed Quinton Jr. and county commissioners Randall Jones and Darren McKinney — was scheduled to have taken place this morning, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. in the large third-floor courtroom of the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska.