BEND, OR -- Deschutes County Commissioners and other newly elected and re-elected officials were sworn in this morning. Just after 8 a.m., Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel (pictured) was sworn in by Judge Gary Thompson at La Pine High School. He took his oath on a 100+ year old book, provided by the Deschutes Historical Society. Hummel then swore in Deputy DAs by conference call, so they were able to perform their duties in court by 8:30. After the ceremony, DA Hummel the held a question and answer session with La Pine High School students.
Just after 8:30 a.m. in her Bend courtroom, Judge Alta Brady swore in Deschutes County Commissioers Tony DeBone and Tammy Baney, Deschutes County Assessor Scot Langton, County Treasurer Wayne Lowry and County Clerk Nancy Blankenship.
Photo courtesy of Deschutes County