On Dec. 30 new judges and constables were sworn in at the Navajo County Supervisors chamber. The sworn officials will serve a four-year term ending Dec. 31, 2018. All the positions are up for reelection in November 2018. Supervisor Jesse Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance and said an Invocation. County Manager James Jayne introduced the elected officials. The Honorable Michala Ruechel administered the oath of office to the new courts officials. Officials taking the oath were: Superior Court Div. I Judge Ralph Hatch, Superior Court Div. III Judge Dale Nielson, Clerk of Superior Court Deanne Romo, Justice Court Precinct I Evelyn Marez, Justice Court Precinct II Boyce BJ Little, Justice Court Precinct IV Susie Nelson, Justice Court Precinct V Stephen Price, Justice Court Precinct VI David Widmaier, Constable Precinct I Phyllis Romo, Constable Precinct II Pauline Hernandez, Constable Precinct III David Wood, Constable Precinct VI Ryan Reinhold. Officials unable to attend the ceremony but taking office were JP III Fred Peterson, Constable IV Lita Dixon and Constable V Scott Tipton.
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