Nearly a dozen re-elected and two newly-elected Grimes County officials were officially sworn in this week in the County Courthouse in Anderson.
First to take the oath was one of those newly elected, new District Clerk Diane LeFlore, and the only oath on Tuesday followed by a kiss, as she was sworn in by her husband, Judge John LeFlore.
Afterwards, Navasota News asked her what it was like to take orders from her husband. Her answer; “short-lived.” We then asked Judge LeFlore to comment on being able to tell his wife what to say. He replied, “first time in 42 years.”
Diane LeFlore has worked in the District Clerk’s office for nearly a decade now. Like her predecessor Gay Wells, she said her office will continue using the controversial Hill Country Software. Unlike Wells, however, she says she has no issues with County Judge Ben Lehman. She also said she plan for any changes in the District Clerk’s Office. At least for now.
The other new official sworn in Tuesday was County Tax Assessor-Collector Mary Ann Waters. She swore her oath beside husband, David, whom she married a year before they moved to Grimes a decade and a half ago. She said she’s been working with former Assessor-Collector Connie Perry for the last four years, adding that Perry, knowing her extensive background doing title work for 35 years, asked her to run for Assessor-Collector when she first began working there.