J.D. Williams, resident of Lusk, was sworn in as a member of the 66th Wyoming Legislature on Friday in the House Chamber of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.
According to an announcement from the State Legislature, Wyoming’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Kate M. Fox administered the oath of office and Speaker of the Wyoming House Eric Barlow presided over the ceremony.
“Following the administration of the oath of office from Chief Justice Fox, Speaker Barlow and fellow legislators welcomed Williams to the Wyoming Legislature,” the Friday statement said. “Williams addressed those in attendance, stating that it is a great privilege and responsibility serving the people of Wyoming.”
Williams was appointed at a joint meeting of the Goshen, Niobrara, and Weston County Commissioners to serve the residents of House District 02 on October 19 to fill the vacant seat left by former Rep. Hans Hunt, who resigned on October 1.
Rep. Williams will serve on the House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources Committee until the end of the current term.