Three new Mathews County elected officials were sworn into office on Tuesday in a brief ceremony in Mathews Circuit Court.
Clerk of Courts Angie Ingram administered the Oath of Office to newly-elected supervisors Mike Walls and Dave Jones and school board member Bobby Dobson. They will take office on Jan. 1.
Around two dozen people attended the swearing-in, and each of the newly sworn officials addressed the roomful of supporters afterward.
Walls promised to do his best for the county over the next four years and said he would vote for “what I think is best for the whole of Mathews County.”
Jones said he had done “a lot of complaining” in board meetings but had decided to stop complaining and instead run for office and make changes. He told those present that “you might not always get what you want, but you’ll learn to trust us.” He encouraged residents to not be afraid to “come to the podium” during meetings, saying “I’ll be there for you and listen to you.”
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