Jim Gibbons Sworn In

Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and other newly elected state officials were sworn in again - the third time in two days for Gibbons and the second for many others - in another inaugural ceremony Tuesday.

In a nine minute speech to about 700 people at the event, the newly elected Republican governor repeatedly stressed a "one Nevada" theme, promising to seek common ground with Democrats and to avoid conflicts that might pit one part of the state against another.

Gibbons' speech drew praise from Democrats and Republicans alike
- a favorable sign for the former five-term congressman who must
deal with a Democrat-controlled state Assembly and has had differences with former GOP Governor Kenny Guinn - who didn't show up for the inauguration.

Gibbons, Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki, Secretary of State Ross Miller, Treasurer Kate Marshall, Controller Kim Wallin and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto were sworn in by Chief Justice Bill Maupin.

Also, new and re-elected members of the state Supreme Court were
sworn in at a separate ceremony. They include incumbent Justice
Michael Douglas and new Justices Nancy Saitta and Michael Cherry.


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