County commissioners Kevin Ensley and Brandon Rogers were both sworn in to another four-year term on Monday.

Both men had their wives hold the Bible during the swearing in performed by Judge Donna Forga in the historic courtroom that serves as the county meeting chambers.

Ensley was then unanimously chosen by the rest of the county board to continue in the role of commissioner chairman, a position he’s held for four years now.

Ensley credited his parents, who were in attendance for the swearing in, for the values they instilled in his raising.

“My dad always taught me to work hard and my mom taught me the compassion and love of Christ,” Ensley said.

He also thanked his wife for her support during his tenure on the board, playing a critical behind-the-scenes role as a sounding board.

Rogers also thanked his wife and mother.

“My wife has always kept me straight,” Rogers said. “My mom is the reason I am who I am today, so I’d like to thank her as well.”

They both also thanked the voters of Haywood County.

“We have a lot of supporters on both sides of the fence. I appreciate the confidence you have in both of us,” Rogers said.

Ensley and Rogers, both Republicans, handily won their re-election bid last month, netting twice as many votes as the candidates in third and fourth place. Ensley has been a county commissioner for 16 years and Rogers has been a commissioner for four years.

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