by Andrew Crisp
Dave Case, the man hand-picked by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to replace the outgoing Vern Bisterfeldt as Ada County commissioner, was officially sworn in at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29.
While that procedure was performed first thing that morning by County Clerk Christoper D. Rich, the process was repeated in a first-floor Ada County Courthouse meeting room at a meet-and-greet. Case will hold BIsterfeldt's seat for the remainder of his term.
"If I win the general, then I'll sit for four more years. That's the hope; if we win. It's all about the win," said Case.
At the front of the room, Case and Rich stood opposite one another, separated only by a Bible held by Case's 17-year-old daughter, Makyla. After finishing the ceremony, Case mingled in the crowd.
On the opposite side of the room stood his Republican primary challenger and incumbent, Sharon Ullman. Case won out against Ullman in the primary, but now will sit with her until both their terms end in January.
"All day long, we were up in a meeting today, I thought it went real well," said Case. "We're both professionals and we're going to do our jobs. I'm a professional—and I hope that will continue."
Ullman left not long after the ceremony, but before she did, Boise Weekly asked if it would be difficult to sit next to her opponent until January.
"No, things are going great," said Ullman.