OGDEN — Weber County’s newly elected slate of officials, including sheriff-elect Ryan Arbon and two county commissioners, take office on Monday.
Five officials in all, winners in the county races on the ballot last November, will be sworn in to office next Monday at a ceremony at the Weber Center, 2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden. It starts at noon and is open to the public.
The officials starting new terms are:
Arbon, a Republican who replaces two-term Sheriff Terry Thompson, who didn’t seek re-election. Arbon, from North Ogden, has been the police chief in Perry in neighboring Box Elder County and won the three-man GOP primary for the sheriff’s post last June, defeating Kevin Burns and David MacInnes. He was uncontested in the November general election.
Scott Jenkins, who will be sworn in to seat B on the Weber County Commission. Jenkins, a former Utah state senator from Plain City, was appointed last June to fill out the final months of Kerry Gibson’s term when Gibson stepped down to take a post with the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Jenkins, a Republican, defeated Democrat Neil Hansen in November for a full four-year term.
Gage Froerer, who will take over seat A on the county commission. Froerer, from Huntsville, has served six terms in the Utah House, but ran last year for the commission instead, defeating incumbent James Ebert and James Couts in the Republican primary. He did not face a challenger last November.
Ricky Hatch, who will start his third term as Weber County clerk-auditor. He defeated Democrat John Thompson in November.
Chris Allred, who will start his second term as Weber County attorney. He ran unopposed in the primary and general elections.