Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

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Same old, same old, for the board of commissioners.

From the News-o-Delco:

“By Lois Puglionesi

HAVERFORD >> The board of commissioners held its annual reorganization Monday, beginning with swearing in ceremonies for four commissioners.

Taking the oath of office were Kevin McCloskey, who will be serving his first term leading the Third Ward, while also adding a third Democrat to the nine-member, Republican majority board.

Also sworn in by District Judge Lisa Lacianca was Fifth Ward Republican commissioner Andy Lewis, returning to a post he held 2004-2008.

Lewis defeated former commissioner Jeff Heilmann in November elections via a successful write-in campaign.

Recently re-elected Republican commissioners Jim McGarrity and William Wechsler took the oath, as well.

First Ward Republican commissioner Stephen D’Emilio, re-elected in November, was also sworn in at the reorganization.

Republicans exercised their 6-3 clout to retain leadership positions. They appointed Eighth Ward Commissioner Chris Connell to a one-year term as president. Republican Mario Oliva, formerly president, was appointed vice president.

Democrats voted for Dan Siegel and Larry Holmes.

The board was unanimous, however, when it came to retaining solicitor James Byrne, township engineer Dave Pennoni and Civil Service Commission solicitor David Rohde.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Sean McGrath on Flickr

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