Kent County Commissioners Return for Another Term

On December 1, most of the local winners from the general election were sworn into office in Kent County, including the three returning commissioners. Those sworn into office were:

the Kent County Commissioners, the clerk of the circuit court, the register of wills, judges of the orphans’ court and the sheriff. Circuit Court Judge Paul M. Bowman presided over the ceremony held in his courtroom.

He spoke about the important role local officials play in the community, and how so many of the services they perform are taken for granted until they are needed.

“I think that sometimes local officials are greatly under-appreciated,” Bowman said.

He said the work of local officials is “where the rubber meets the road.”

The re-installed clerk then took over for Bowman. Mumford started by swearing in the county commissioners — President Ron Fithian, William Pickrum and Bill Short. All three were re-elected last month.

“Congratulations gentlemen. Another turn,” Mumford told the commissioners.

To read about all of those in Kent County that were sworn in, visit