Garrettsville – On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, amid Portage County political figures, law officers, friends and family, Tommie Jo Marsilio was sworn into office as Portage County Commissioner. The ceremony took place in the Iva L. Walker Auditorium, a fitting location for this James A Garfield alum who credits former Social Studies teacher, Iva Walker, for her desire to get involved in government.
Assistant County Prosecutor David Brode led the proceedings. Members of Garrettsville Girl Scout Troop 632 opened the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Gray of the First Baptist Church in Garrettsville offered the Blessing.
Commissioner Marsilio was sworn in by her mother, Sandy Pelphrey.
Tommie Jo Marsilio offered her thanks to those who supported her during her campaign and for their continued support. She vowed to do her very best in holding government officials accountable for their actions and to bring government back to where it truly represents the people.
Everyone who attended was offered refreshments of cake and punch in the Commons area following the ceremony.
January 3rd was Tommie Jo’s first official day in office.