GARNER | Five Hancock County officials were sworn into office Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Hancock County Courthouse in Garner.
Judge Karen Kaufman Salic administered the oath of office simultaneously to Gary Rayhons, county supervisor; Deborah Engstler, county treasurer; Tracy Marshall, county recorder; Florence “Sis” Greiman, county supervisor; and Blake Norman, county attorney. The five were elected in November.
Rayhons of Garner received 2,734 votes, or 32 percent, and Florence “Sis” Greiman of Garner, who has been on the board for 15 years, garnered 2,471 votes, or 29 percent.
Rayhons and Greiman were among four candidates, including two Republicans and two Democrats, who ran for two supervisor seats in the general election. The Democrats were Donny Schleusner and Ted Hall.
Marshall, Engstler and Norman ran unopposed as Republicans in the general election.
Marshall received 4,180 votes. Engstler garnered 4,270 votes, and Norman received 4,051 votes.