New sheriff, officials sworn in.

December 21, 2016
Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton (third from right) swore in Drain Commissioner Michelle Martin, (left to right) Register of Deeds Rick Hodges, Clerk Rebecca Griffin, Sheriff Craig Mast and Prosecutor Joseph Bizon to their respective county offices Monday.

Circuit Court Judge Anthony Monton (third from right) swore in Drain Commissioner Michelle Martin, (left to right) Register of Deeds Rick Hodges, Clerk Rebecca Griffin, Sheriff Craig Mast and Prosecutor Joseph Bizon to their respective county offices Monday.

New sheriff, officials sworn in.

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HART — Craig Mast, who has been the lieutenant for the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, was officially sworn in by 27th Circuit Court Judge Anthony A. Monton this week as the new Oceana County sheriff.

Mast, who won the primary election last August, officially takes over the sheriff duties Jan. 1 when current sheriff Robert Farber retires. Mast has chosen deputy Ryan Schiller as his undersheriff. Mast ran unopposed in the general election in November.

Monton also swore in Michelle Martin as the new Oceana County drain commissioner. Martin, was also opposed during the primary election, but unopposed in the general election.

Three other county officials who ran unopposed in the primary and general elections – Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, Clerk Rebecca Griffin and Register of Deeds Rick Hodges – were also sworn in by Monton Monday.

Judge Anthony A. Monton of the 27th Circuit Court swears in Craig Mast as the new Oceana County Sheriff. Standing next to Mast is Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Judge Anthony A. Monton of the 27th Circuit Court swears in Craig Mast as the new Oceana County Sheriff. Standing next to Mast is Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

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