I swear – and I swear again

May 17, 2017

Parker County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley (left) administers the oath of office to Mayor Eric Hunter (second from left) and Larry Trammell (second from right) as their wives, Loretta Hunter and Helen Trammell, stand at their sides. Conley also administered the oath to John Basham immediately afterward as Basham’s wife Tammy held the Bible. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Official dispute sees Hunter, Basham, Trammell take oath twice

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After the votes were canvassed, newly-elected Reno Mayor Eric Hunter, council member Place 2 John “JB” Basham, and council member Place 4 Larry “Skipper” Trammell were sworn into their respective offices at the regular city council meeting Monday evening, May 15.
Twice.
The original agenda for the meeting, posted about 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, specified that Parker County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley would administer the oath of office to the newly-elected officials.
However, about 6:30 p.m. Friday – a half-hour before the deadline for posting the agenda – a revised agenda was posted, both at City Hall and on the city’s website.
Conley’s name was now missing from the revised agenda.

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