Photos courtesy El Paso County
Holly and Wayne Williams
Several veteran El Paso County elected officials renewed their oaths of office on Jan. 8 in the county's Centennial Hall, along with a few newcomers. All are Republicans.
Holly Williams and Cami Bremer were both sworn in. (If those last names seem familiar, they are. Holly Williams is the wife of former Secretary of State Wayne Williams who was defeated in the November election in his re-election bid. Cami Bremer is the daughter-in-law of former commissioner Duncan Bremer.)
Williams represents District 1, the county's northern district that includes Black Forest and part of Monument. She was elected to the seat to succeed Darryl Glenn, who held the office for eight years and was barred by term limits from a third term. (Notably, Wayne Williams turned in his petition as a candidate for an at-large Colorado Springs City Council seat on the same day his wife took her oath of office.)
Bremer, elected to replace Peggy Littleton, who also was term limited, represents District 5, which covers most of the city.
They were sworn in by Chief District Court Judge William Bain, who also administered oaths to two other newly elected officials — Coroner Dr. Leon Kelly and Surveyor Richard Mariotti.
Cami Bremer with her husband, Eli, and 4-year-old son, Struthers.
Incumbents also were sworn in, to include: County Assessor Steve Schleiker, Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman and Treasurer Mark Lowderman. Sheriff Bill Elder, meanwhile, was sworn in for his second term during a ceremony at New Life Church, along with deputies who work for him.
Judges sworn in for six-year terms were: District Court Judges of the Fourth Judicial District Eric Bentley, Linda Margaret Billings-Vela, Jill M. Brady, Robert L. Lowery, Timothy Schutz, Larry Edward Schwartz and David L. Shakes.
El Paso County courts judges starting four-year terms include Lawrence Martin, Douglas Miles and Ann Rotolo.