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Press Release
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

Planning & Development Services Department
January 2, 2003
Contact: Diane Thomas
County Supervisors Take Oath of Office on Monday
(Santa Ana)- Recently re-elected Supervisors Jim Silva and Tom Wilson along with first-time Supervisor Chris Norby will take their oaths of office at 2 p.m., Jan. 6 on the steps of the Old County Courthouse, 211 West Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana. A reception on the second and third floors of the Courthouse will immediately follow the ceremony.

Silva, entering his third term, will receive the oath of office from former Huntington Beach Mayor Wes Bannister. Silva represents the Second District.

Fifth District Supervisor Wilson, who was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in 1996 by Governor Pete Wilson and elected to the office in 1998, will be sworn in for his second full term by Sheriff Mike Carona.

Norby will represent the Fourth District after having served as a Fullerton City Councilman since 1984. He will be sworn in by retired Downey Court Judge Leon Emerson.

The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Capt. Chad Silva, USAF, son of Supervisor Silva. The invocation will be delivered by Terrence Sherry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. Monsignor Paul M. Martin of the Old Mission San Juan Capistrano will give the benediction.

Emcee for the program will be U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter. Welcome remarks will come from First District Supervisor Charles V. Smith. County employee Joyce Harrell will sing God Bless America.

The ceremony is open to the public.