Lebanon County’s Board of Commissioners is now back up to three, with this morning’s swearing-in ceremony for Mike Kuhn, who was selected by the county’s four judges last week to fulfill the remainder of the late Bill Ames’ term in office.
He’s no stranger to politics, with 28 years under his belt as a Lebanon School Board member, nor to some of the people who were also vying for the open seat, as President Judge John Tylwalk shared with those in attendance in Courtroom 1 today:
Commissioner Kuhn said he’s tremendously humbled by his selection and hopes to serve with the same fiscal stewardship that Bill Ames had. In fact, he said Ames’ legacy will be his guide:
Commissioner Ames’ widow, Josie Ames attended today’s ceremony, speaking privately with Kuhn before he was sworn in.
The Lebanon Valley Daily News asked him what she said:
Commissioner Kuhn will serve out this term, which ends January 1, 2024.