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Marion County Board Members Sworn In Monday Night

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

All Marion County Board members were sworn in and seated Monday night at the Board's reorganization meeting.  New Board members Debra Young, Mike Reed and Dr. Creighton Engel were elected to serve four-year terms on the Board.  New Board members Sharon Woodward, Doris Purcell, Micah Mulvaney, Debbie Smith, and Tabitha Meador were elected to serve two-year terms on the board.

Incumbent Board members Terry Johnston, Gregory Smith, Dustin Rose, Louie Fogleman and Gary Sanders were re-elected to four-year terms, while Board members Erwin Hahn and Michael Ice were re-elected to serve two-year terms on the Board.  

After being sworn in, the Board elected a new Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman.  Erwin Hahn defeated current Board Chairman Terry Johnston with a vote of nine-to-six.  Erwin thanked everyone who voted to re-elect him to the Board and says he will continue to do what's right for Marion County.  “I would like to continue to what we have done in the past politics is on the other end of this thing for me.  I think I would like to continue to do what's best for the county”, said Hahn.  Hahn will also be the chairman of the Liquor Commission.  

Dustin Rose was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board, defeating Terry Johnston with a vote of nine-to-six.

Hahn appointed Terry Johnston as the new finance and insurance committee chair, Dustin Rose as the new road and bridge committee chair and Gregory Smith as the new chair of the new law enforcement committee.  Terry Johnston and Sharon Woodward will be co-chairs of the personnel, labor relations and negotiations committee.  Michael Ice was appointed as the new county community and public Relations Committee chair.   Michael E. Reed was appointed the chair of the building and historical committee.  

Michael Ice will be the board representative for the 708 Mental Health Board.  Dr. Creighton Engel will be the board representative for the Marion County Health Department Board.  Doris Purcell will be the board representative for the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board.  Dustin Rose will be the board representative for the South Central Regional Planning and DC Board.  

Serving on the finance and insurance committee with Johnston are Micah Mulvaney, Gary Joe Sanders, Debbie Smith and Sharon Woodward.  Serving on the Road and Bridges committee with Rose will be Louie Fogleman, Doris Purcell, Tabitha Meador and Gregory Smith.  Serving on the law enforcement committee with Greg Smith will be Terry Johnston, Gary Joe Sanders, Debbie Smith and Sharon Woodward.  Serving on the personnel committee with Johnston and Underwood will be Michael Ice, Gary Joe Sanders and Debbie Smith.  

Serving on the county community and public relations committee with ice will be Tabitha Meador, Michael Reed, Dustin Rose, and Debra Young.  Serving on the liquor commission with Hahn will be Dr. Creighton Engel, Louie Fogleman, Michael Reed and Debra Young.  Serving on the building and historical committee with Reed will be Dr. Creighton Engel, Louie Fogleman, Micah Mulvaney and Doris Purcell.

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