Officially sworn in
After some delay, I have been officially sworn in!
2018 was the first election year in Mesquite since Mesquite had a Charter. The Charter does not address when newly elected officials are sworn in. However, precedent was set in 2018 when newly elected Councilors were sworn in at City Hall before the first Tech Review meeting in December. However, this was impossible this year, 2020, as there were not enough members of Council to hold the Tech Review meeting as scheduled. Councilors Rapson and Wursten did not attend, and the seat vacated by newly elected Assemblywoman Black was still vacant.
Nonetheless, after conferring with legal counsel, I was determined to be sure City Hall knew they were obligated to seat the newest elected Councilor.
It was an honor to have my family with me, and to be there for the swearing in of Mayor Litman's new term.
You can read more about it in this article from our local newspaper, The Progress: