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Jonczak officially steps into Ward 2 council seat

OATH OF OFFICE — Chris Jonczak, left, takes the oath of office, Wednesday, officially becoming the new Ward 2 council representative in the city of Weirton. The ceremony was conducted in council chambers by Mayor Harold Miller, right, with Jonczak’s family and other city officials in attendance. -- Craig Howell

WEIRTON — The city’s second ward officially has a new representative on Weirton Council.

Standing before family and various city officials, Chris Jonczak took the oath of office in the council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building Wednesday before then joining his new colleagues in a work session focusing on the city’s proposed public safety building project.

Jonczak was appointed to the post Oct. 12, filling a vacancy created when former councilman Mike Adams was appointed as city manager.

Following the swearing in, which was conducted by Mayor Harold Miller, Jonczak thanked his family for their support, as well as the other members of council for selecting him from the field of candidates.

“I can’t wait to work with you the next three-plus years,” he said.

Miller, who previously stated there were between eight and 10 candidates for the post, said Jonczak rose to the top of the list.

“I received more phone calls of support for Chris from Ward 2 than any other candidate,” he said. “He came highly recommended.”

Miller cited Jonczak’s military career, as well as his experience in areas of safety and community service with St. Joseph the Worker Parish as assets.

Jonczak’s term will last through the end of 2024.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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