ROCKLAND — Knox County officials were sworn into office Tuesday morning, Jan. 3 after the November elections.

Ed Glaser was sworn into his first four-year term on the Knox County Commission. The Democrat was unopposed in the November general election for the seat previously held by Dorothy Meriwether of South Thomaston. Meriwether did not seek reelection.

The County Commissioner District I seat he holds represents Rockland, South Thomaston, Thomaston and St. George on the three-member Commissioners board.

Glaser has served two consecutive three-year terms on the Rockland City Council and for the past two years held the post of mayor which presided over Council meetings.

Also sworn in was District Attorney Natasha Irving, a Democrat who was unopposed to her second consecutive four-year term as the chief prosecutor for Knox, Lincoln, Waldo and Sagadahoc counties. She had previously been an attorney with a private practice in Waldoboro.

Knox County Probate Judge Carol Emery took the oath for another four-year term. The Republican from St. George was unopposed for the seat. She has served as probate judge since 1990.

Emery has held the probate budget position longer than any previous judge in Knox County.