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Jan. 7 swearing-in ceremony set for county elected officials

The mantle of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department will transfer from Adam Christianson to Jeff Dirkse during a Monday, Jan. 7 at a swearing-in ceremony for elected county officials.

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will be hosting the 4 p.m. ceremony in the Chambers located in the basement of the City-County Administration Building at 1010 Tenth Street, Modesto. Superior Court Judge Dawna Reeves will administer the oath of office.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the basement lobby.

The swearing in will install Ceres native and Ceres High School graduate Tom Berryhill as the new District 4 county supervisor and mark the start of another four-year term for District 3 County Supervisor Terry Withrow. Donna Riley will become county Treasurer-Tax Collector and Donna Linder will succeed Lee Lundrigan as county Clerk-Recorder. Scott Kuykendall will succeed Tom Changnon as Superintendent of County Schools. Birgit Fladager will start a new four-year term as Stanislaus County District Attorney.

Don H. Gaekle remains as the county Assessor and Kashmir Gill becomes the county Auditor-Controller.