Gudger Bill Taking Oath of Office as Well
Two candidates who were elected to office in the August 7 general election are set to take the oath of office this evening.
Scheduled to appear before Judge Carroll Ross at 6 p.m. are Sheriff-elect Randy White and County Commissioner Gudger Bill Bivins.
The ceremony will take place in the old courthouse in Madisonville.
According to the Monroe County Election Commission on Wednesday, both White and Bivins will not be available for the formal swearing in of all the winning candidates on August 29.
White won the sheriff’s race earlier this month, collecting 5,572 votes to Sheriff Bill Bivens’ 4,869, a margin of 703 ballots. However, it was unknown what impact two pending lawsuits questioning White’s qualifications for the office might have on his pursuit of the post. A judge has been named to hear the complaints, but no hearing date has been
The win was White’s second try for sheriff, the first coming four years ago.
Bivins led the ticket for three available county commission seats in the Second District, receiving 1,872 ballots to Mitch Ingram’s 1,861 and Richard Kirkland’s 1,646.
Bivins will begin his fourth term on the commission.