County officials take oaths of office
ADDISON COUNTY — In Vermont, there aren’t many countywide offices, but there are some. This past Wednesday, Feb. 1, Addison County’s officials elected this past November were sworn in at the Mahady Courthouse in Middlebury.
The Honorable Judge David Fenster, a state court judge. administered the oaths of office new Assistant Judges Nicole Wilkerson, returning Assistant Judge Patricia Ross, Probate Judge Pam Marsh and the State’s Attorney Eva Vekos.
Then Assistant Judge Ross swore in Sheriff Michael Elmore, after which Sheriff Elmore gave the oath of office to all his deputy sheriffs.
All of these officials were elected, except for Fenster (who was appointed by Gov. Scott) and the deputies (who were hired by the sheriff). Assistant Judge Ross won her second election to the post, and all the others were elected for the first time this past Nov. 8.
Vekos became acting state’s attorney in December when the county’s acting top prosecutor, Peter Bevere, left for a job in the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office.
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