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Perris Council and City Clerk Sworn

Deputy City Clerk Isabel Lugo administers the oath of office to City Clerk Judy Haughney, who won re-election last month
Deputy City Clerk Isabel Lugo administers the oath of office to City Clerk Judy Haughney, who won re-election last month.

Perris City Council members Al Landers and Mark Yarbrough, along with City Clerk Judy Haughney, were sworn Thursday in to serve four-year terms at a special City Council meeting.

Landers and Yarbrough easily won re-election while Haughney earned a narrow victory in her race.

The trio was all smiles as they took their oaths of office as proud family members and friends watched.

Mayor Daryl Busch was among the well-wishers congratulating Landers, Yarbrough and Haughney.

“I want to extend my personal congratulations to all of you,” he said. “I know the next several years are going to go well.”

Perris City Councilman Mark Yarbrough accepts the certificate of election from City Clerk Judy Haughney
Perris City Councilman Mark Yarbrough accepts the certificate of election from City Clerk Judy Haughney.

Perris Mayor Pro-Tem Rita Rogers said “victory is sweet” while City Councilwoman Joanne Evans said she looked forward to continue working with Landers and Yarbrough “so we can concentrate on moving this City onward and upward.”

Landers and Yarbrough are the senior members of the City Council, having been elected in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
Landers said the results of last month’s election make it clear that Perris residents “like the way this City is moving.”

“I will do my best to devote my time and energy to keep us going in the direction we are,” Landers said. “I am pleased to be part of this City Council. We show civility and respect to each other at all times and we put the City of Perris first every time.”

Yarbrough also spoke about the pleasure of working as part of a unified, cohesive City Council. He said he planned to continue working with City staff to attract new businesses, preserve Perris history while keeping public safety as top priority but not forgetting senior citizens, young people and parks and recreation programs.

City Clerk Judy Haughney swears in re-elected City Councilman Al Landers to another term during last week’s City Council meeting
City Clerk Judy Haughney swears in re-elected City Councilman Al Landers to another term during last week’s City Council meeting.

“The City of Perris has some clout, we have something to say,” Yarbrough said.

Haughney said she was glad to be able to continue her duties as City Clerk. She thanked her colleagues, calling them “the best staff this side of the Mississippi River.”

“They are miracle workers,” Haughney said.