County officials sworn in


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Champaign County Judge Brett Gilbert (left) swears in the deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff Matt Melvin (standing at right) looks on during Wednesday’s ceremony at the Champaign County Community Center. County officeholders who were voted in during the November 2016 general election were sworn in during the ceremony. All incumbents on the ballot were re-elected and all are Republicans. Seated at left is Champaign County Coroner Dr. Joshua Richards and seated on the right is Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi.

Champaign County Judge Brett Gilbert (left) swears in the deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff Matt Melvin (standing at right) looks on during Wednesday’s ceremony at the Champaign County Community Center. County officeholders who were voted in during the November 2016 general election were sworn in during the ceremony. All incumbents on the ballot were re-elected and all are Republicans. Seated at left is Champaign County Coroner Dr. Joshua Richards and seated on the right is Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi.


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Champaign County Commissioner Steve Hess, donning a patriotic tie, makes a few comments to the audience after being sworn in to a new term on Wednesday at the Champaign County Community Center.


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Champaign County Treasurer Robin Edwards is flanked by her family as Judge Lori Reisinger swears her in for a new term on Wednesday.


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Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio makes opening comments prior to Wednesday’s ceremony swearing in county officials.


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On Wednesday, Champaign County held a ceremony to swear in county officeholders who won election to new terms in November. All were incumbents and all are Republicans.

The ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Champaign County Community Center.

Starting new terms in office are Treasurer Robin Edwards, Sheriff Matt Melvin and all his deputies, Coroner Dr. Joshua Richards, Prosecutor Kevin Talebi, Recorder Glenda Bayman, Clerk of Courts Penny Underwood and County Commissioners Steve Hess and David Faulkner. Engineer Stephen McCall also begins a new term but was not able to attend the ceremony.

Champaign County Judge Brett Gilbert (left) swears in the deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff Matt Melvin (standing at right) looks on during Wednesday’s ceremony at the Champaign County Community Center. County officeholders who were voted in during the November 2016 general election were sworn in during the ceremony. All incumbents on the ballot were re-elected and all are Republicans. Seated at left is Champaign County Coroner Dr. Joshua Richards and seated on the right is Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_deputies.jpgChampaign County Judge Brett Gilbert (left) swears in the deputies of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff Matt Melvin (standing at right) looks on during Wednesday’s ceremony at the Champaign County Community Center. County officeholders who were voted in during the November 2016 general election were sworn in during the ceremony. All incumbents on the ballot were re-elected and all are Republicans. Seated at left is Champaign County Coroner Dr. Joshua Richards and seated on the right is Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Champaign County Commissioner Steve Hess, donning a patriotic tie, makes a few comments to the audience after being sworn in to a new term on Wednesday at the Champaign County Community Center.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_Hess.jpgChampaign County Commissioner Steve Hess, donning a patriotic tie, makes a few comments to the audience after being sworn in to a new term on Wednesday at the Champaign County Community Center. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Champaign County Treasurer Robin Edwards is flanked by her family as Judge Lori Reisinger swears her in for a new term on Wednesday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_Edwards.jpgChampaign County Treasurer Robin Edwards is flanked by her family as Judge Lori Reisinger swears her in for a new term on Wednesday. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio makes opening comments prior to Wednesday’s ceremony swearing in county officials.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_Selvaggio.jpgChampaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Nick Selvaggio makes opening comments prior to Wednesday’s ceremony swearing in county officials. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

Staff report