Newly elected Calcasieu Tax Assessor Wendy Aguillard has been sworn in for the unexpired term left by previous assessor Richard Cole.
Aguillard took the oath before a small gathering of family, friends and co-workers.
Clerk of Court Lynn Jones did the swearing in.
Aguillard narrowly missed getting the required votes to win last month's election outright. Challenger Willie Mount decided to withdraw from the race because the vote was so close.
Aguillard says she is committed to doing her best for the people of Calcasieu Parish.