By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian
A ceremony for elected officials was held Thursday at the Marion County Courthouse.
Officials who attended the ceremony were sworn into office in front of family, peers and fellow officials. According to Chairman of the Marion County Democrat Committee Belinda Biafore, the ceremony is about bringing the community and its representatives together as the new year approaches.
“We thought that after hard-fought elections that it was time to bring everybody back home and do what was right for the county and the state,” Biafore said.
Biafore said that they’ve held the ceremony for the past few elections and that it is a way to recognize the hard work of the officials.
“A lot of times I think people take elected officials for granted,” Biafore said.