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Sheriff Gallant sworn in for second term
AUGUSTA -- Oxford County Sheriff Wayne J. Gallant of Rumford was sworn in for his second term by Maine Governor John E. Baldacci in a ceremony at the Governor¹s office on December 30.
The Sheriff was accompanied by his sons Chris, Kevin and Tim and Kevin¹s girlfriend, Chelsea Paterson, and Tim¹s wife, Heather.
Witnessing the ceremony were Oxford County Democratic legislators, Senator John Patrick and his wife, Claire, of Rumford, Rep. Terry Hayes of Buckfield, Rep. Sheryl Briggs and granddaughter, Grace, of Mexico, Rep. Matt Peterson and fiancée, Kristie Boucher and children Ben and Lily, of Rumford, and Rep. Helen Rankin of Hiram.
County Treasurer Roy Gedat and Julie Peterson of Norway, County Administrator Scott Cole of Bethel, Chief Deputy Dane Tripp, Sheriff Guy Desjardins of Androscoggin County and Mary-Ann LaMarre of the Maine Sheriff¹s Association, Oxford County Democratic Chairwoman Cathy Newell of Greenwood and campaign volunteers Jim Whittemore of Rumford, Bob Duplessie of Andover, and Jimmy and Brenda McHugh of Mexico also attended.
Sheriff Gallant was unopposed for election in 2010, having been elected initially in 2006, following tenure as Chief of Police in Wilton and 25 years of service with the Rumford Police Department.
Governor Baldacci commented on the fine work Sheriff Gallant completed in his first term and wished him well in his continued service to the people of Oxford County. A luncheon in the Legislative Council Chamber followed the ceremony hosted by the Oxford County Democratic Committee.