Ada County Officials, Including New Coroner, Sworn Into Office

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Ada County Commissioner Jim Tibbs after being announced as the new Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. - ADA COUNTY
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  • Ada County Commissioner Jim Tibbs after being announced as the new Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
Newly named Chairman of the Board of Ada County Commissioners, Jim Tibbs, administers Oath of Office to incoming Coroner Dotti Owens. - ADA COUNTY
  • Ada County
  • Newly named Chairman of the Board of Ada County Commissioners, Jim Tibbs, administers Oath of Office to incoming Coroner Dotti Owens.

Ada County's top officials took the oath of office Monday at the County Courthouse in Boise. 

Dotti Owens, the only Democratic candidate to secure a win in an Ada County-wide race in the fall election, took over for Erwin Sonnenberg, who served as Ada County Coroner for 30 years.

Also taking the oath of office Monday were Republicans County Clerk Christopher Rich, Assessor Robert McQuade, Treasurer Vicky McIntyre and County Commissioners Jim Tibbs and Rick Yzaguirre.

Additionally, Tibbs was selected by fellow Commissioners Yzaguirre and Dave Case (who is in the middle of a four-year term) to serve as Chairman of the Ada County Commission. Tibbs replaces Case as Chairman.

"When Dave and I took office, we had some real challenges ahead of us, and with Rick Yzaguirre’s help, along with the other Elected Officials, we were able to face those challenges and make a lot of progress toward what we hope to see happen at Ada County," said Tibbs. "There’s still a lot of work to be done, but I look forward to the next two years.”

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