Two of the three Ada County Commission seats changed hands on Monday.
Newly elected commissioners Rod Beck and Ryan Davidson were sworn in during a brief, socially distanced ceremony at the Ada County Courthouse. Prosecutor Jan Bennetts and Sheriff Steven Bartlett, both incumbents, were sworn in as well, marking a clean Republican sweep of Ada County’s top races in the 2020 general election.
The Idaho Press reports, Bennetts and Bartlett both defeated their Democratic challengers handily in November’s election and will step back into roles they each have held for multiple terms.
Beck was named commission chairman in a 3-0 vote on Monday as well, the board’s only item of business conducted after the swearing-in ceremony.