DeKalb County officials who were elected last month were sworn in at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Tuesday.
DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller was the first to take his oath of office, and afterward, he shared his feelings about being elected to a tenth term.
“I really enjoy what I do. I feel I served the people with dignity and respect over the years and I continue to do so,” says Miller. “I’m going to serve all the people of DeKalb County, which I have over the past 36 years.”
DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato was the next to be sworn in. After swearing in his assistant state’s attorneys, Amato talked about his feelings about being elected to a second term and shared his goals for the State’s Attorney’s office, in particular regarding domestic violence.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to have this role and to be able to serve our community each and every day,” says Amato. “Our goal is to continue down the path that we started on our first term. We are going to be tackling an aggressive plan to work more diligently, more thoroughly on domestic violence. Domestic violence is the number one criminal problem in our community. That has our attention, that has our focus and we’ll be working very closely with law enforcement to develop new protocols and procedures to have the best investigations so we could protect our victims and their children.”
New DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk Lori Grubbs then took her oath of office, and gave her thoughts about being elected to her first term as well as her goals after giving a short speech of thanks and swearing in her deputy clerks.
“It is a very exciting day for me. I’ve worked here for now 26 years so I’ve worked under Maureen Josh, and I intend to keep doing what she has been doing, and that is serving the citizens of DeKalb County, making sure that we still have contact with all of the citizens,” says Grubs. “We’re the first people that the court patrons see as they enter the courthouse, and we have to make sure that they’re treated decently with dignity and respect, and also to advance with technology, everything is electric now.”
All DeKalb County officials who were sworn in on Tuesday are beginning four-year terms.