Lakewood's new city council was sworn in during a ceremony on Nov. 27.
Swearing in the new Lakewood city council
Three new faces join reelected incumbents
Lakewood's presiding municipal judge Anne Stavig swears in new Ward 3 city councilmember Mike Bieda during the Nov. 27 meeting.
"It's truly honor and privilege to be asked by my neighbors to sit on this council and represent them in the important decisions we have to make," he said. "I'm looking forward to serving all of you in Ward 3 that elected me, and that includes those of you that didn't vote for me. I hope in the future I can earn your trust, those that didn't vote for me, and your confidence in the months ahead."
Jacob LaBure, the new Ward 2 city councilmember, is sworn in by Anne Stavig, Lakewood's presiding judge, during the Nov. 27 city council meeting.
"I'm honored to be here, and I'm really looking forward to serving with all of you," he said. "I'm excited about this opportunity, and excited to get to work."
Ward 3's Ramey Johnson is sworn in for her second full term on city council by Lakewood's presiding judge, Anne Stavig, during a city council meeting on Nov. 27.
"I am very hopeful and enthusiastic for our future," she said. "There is a new energy, and I am excited to be part of this never before realized new beginning in governance."
Ward 5's Karen Harrison is sworn in for her second term on city council by Lakewood's presiding judge, Anne Stavig, during a city council meeting on Nov. 27.
"This has been a hard fought battle for all of us, and it makes us a better city and a better country when we get to air our views and go through an election," she said. "Thank all who voted for me, and those who voted for my opponent. We appreciate the fact, both of us do, that you cared enough to go vote and have a say in the city of Lakewood."
David Skilling, the newly elected Ward 4 councilmember, is sworn in by Lakewood’s presiding judge, Anne Stavig, during a city council meeting on Nov. 27.
“I appreciate the agenda items for the next quarter, and am ready to go right now on a lot of those items,” he said. “I look forward to working with the mayor and everyone on the council.”