Two newly elected Langley City Council members were sworn into office on Monday night at city hall.
Christy Korrow was sworn into Position 1, which was previously occupied by Rene Neff and later appointed to Burt Beusch. Korrow beat Beusch in the election by 77.18 percent (443-131 votes).
Dominique Emerson, the incumbent in position 2, beat challenger Bill Nesbeitt by 79.72 percent. The margin was 456 votes for Emerson and 116 for Nesbeitt. Emerson was appointed to the council in January 2016 to fill a vacancy left by Robin Black-Callison.
Peter Morton, who defeated incumbent Thomas Gill for position 5, won’t be sworn until the council’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2 when Gill’s four-year term expires. Morton won the election by 74.74 percent (429-145 votes).
Korrow and Emerson were sworn in earlier than Morton because “they won the short session that is created by the replacement appointment process,” Mayor Tim Callison wrote in an email. They will be sworn in again at the Jan. 2 meeting to begin their full terms.
While Emerson participated in discussions regarding several different topics during the meeting, Korrow was mostly quiet. It was an active meeting for the pair, as they both took part in about six votes of action.
“I didn’t have much to say, but I had done all my homework,” Korrow said.