Ada County Officials, Including New Coroner Dotti Owens, Take Oath Jan. 12


Swearing-in ceremonies are set for the morning of Monday, Jan. 12,at the Ada County Courthouse where some familiar faces will take the oath of office, as will the only Democratic candidate to secure a win an Ada County-wide race in the fall of 2014.

Dotti Owens, a former employee of the Ada County Coroner's Office, secured endorsements from Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson and Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney and November's general election, she secured 54 percent of the vote to Republican challenger Mike Chilton's 46 percent.

Owens replaces Erwin Sonnenberg, who served as Ada County Coroner for 30 years.

In other Ada County races, incumbent Republican County Clerk Christopher Rich was re-elected with 56 percent of the vote, and incumbent GOP County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre was re-elected with 55 percent of the vote.

Ada County Commissioner Jim Tibbs, Assessor Robert McQuade and Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, who all ran unopposed, were also reelected. 

Monday's swearing-in ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the first floor public meeting room of the Ada County Courthouse in Boise.