LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas History was made during Monday’s swearing-in ceremony when two women occupied two county positions that had never been held by a woman before.
The county swore Jennifer Bergman, who was elected district attorney and Tammy Bishop was elected Constable Precinct # 1, the county said in a press release.
“Guess how many female district attorneys we’ve had in the past 175 years. Zero, ”said the 253rd District Judge Chap Cain during the ceremony. “This is history, ladies and gentlemen … It is history that is long, long, long overdue.”
A total of 13 candidates were sworn in on Monday, five of which were newly elected officials.
According to Bluebonnet News, Bergman owned a Bible that belonged to the maternal side of the family since both of her mother’s parents served as Liberty County Pct. 3 commissioners.
“I look forward to serving the citizens of Liberty County,” she said in a statement. “I have always had a servant heart and will continue to do so. I am blessed to call Liberty County home and I look forward to doing everything I can to make you proud. ”
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