Two elected officials were sworn in to their official duties Monday morning at the Albany County Courthouse by Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken.

Sue Ibarra officially began her four-year term on the Albany County Board of Commissioners, while Stacy Lam was sworn in as the Clerk of District Court.

Ibarra defeated outgoing commissioner Terri Jones by about 60 votes out of more than 18,000 votes cast during the November general election. She said she was ready to get going after waiting for about two months since election night.

“I’m excited to get sworn in and be able to actually get to work,” Ibarra said.

Lam has worked in the clerk’s office in various capacities for almost 30 years, and in 2019 she was appointed to fill the lead position when it was vacated upon the retirement of Janice Sexton. Lam defeated Jennifer Hanft in the 2020 general election for the two years remaining in the current term.

“I’m honored to be elected, and I’m excited to serve Albany County,” Lam said.

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