‘A Clear Path for Us to Follow’: Chad Saylor Sworn in as Dauphin County Commissioner
Area lawmakers, Dauphin County department heads, and other community leaders were among those in attendance Wednesday for the swearing in of Chad Saylor as Dauphin County Commissioner.
President Judge John F. Cherry delivered the oath just after 10 a.m. with Saylor accompanied by his wife and stepdaughter.
Saylor fills the vacancy of Jeff Haste, who retired on May 31.
“I know it is going to be a challenge and difficult, but I have two great team members by my side,” Saylor said of Commissioners Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick III.
Saylor credited the “very dedicated, hardworking (department) heads and employees” as crucial to a smooth transition.
Haste, who served as county commissioner since 2003, was among those in attendance.
“You have shown us the way,” Saylor said, speaking to Haste. “You have lit a clear path for us to follow.”
Saylor served as Dauphin County’s Chief Clerk for 14 years prior to a unanimous vote by the Dauphin County Judges for him to replace Haste.
Commissioner Pries said he looks forward to working with Saylor, who will benefit from familiarity with county topics and priorities.
Commissioner Hartwick said Saylor’s already-established relationships with county leaders will be “valuable moving forward.”
“He will have my guidance and full support,” Commissioner Hartwick said. “This takes a team effort.”
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