Judge Ed Emmett sworn in today

November 18, 2008 10:05:59 AM PST
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was sworn in to office this morning. And the first woman elected as Harris County district attorney did the honors. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Judge Emmett was one of the few Harris County Republicans who came out victorious in the November elections. He defeated Democratic challenger David Mincberg in a hard fought campaign.

The person doing the honors in the swearing-in is Pat Lykos, elected district attorney over former HPD Chief C.O. Bradford.

Soon after the swearing in, Emmett got right to work, swearing in the new district clerk, Loren Jackson, who graduated from law school in 2003. Right after that, the business of commissioner's court got underway.

It'll be interesting to see how things play out in commissioner's court for the next few years because for the first time in a long time, there are both Democrats and Republicans in a lot of the elected offices, which may lead to a tug of war in Harris County politics.

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