Recently elected officials in Warren County government were sworn into office Monday, bar one.
Judge Bart Stanley administered the oath of office to county commissioners, constables, trustee, sheriff, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds, road superintendent, director of accounts, and three School Board members. Each made a solemn promise to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.
Absent from the event was Jimmy Haley, who won his bid for county executive but is still serving as McMinnville mayor. His term – as well as all those sworn in Monday night – begins Sept. 1.
Haley says he will be sworn in Thursday afternoon by state Sen. Janice Bowling during her town hall meeting in McMinnville.
A packed house of onlookers at Warren County Administrative Offices saved the loudest applause for last Monday night, that being Sheriff-elect Tommy Myers.
“It felt good to hear that applause,” said Myers. “It really did. I was very appreciative of that and the confidence people have shown in me.”
His oath was also the longest.
“Bart warned me about that right before that my oath was different, and longer, than everyone else’s,” said Myers. “It’s an oath I will take very seriously.”
As the county’s new sheriff, he is currently undergoing his first week-long training session in Nashville.