Mayor Jeff Wagner takes the oath of office for 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Photo by Karla Slate

Mayor Jeff Wagner takes the oath of office for 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Photo by Karla Slate

Councilmembers new and senior sworn in

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:41am
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Incumbent and newly elected Covington City Council members were sworn-in during the first regular meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Jeff Wagner was elected by the council to serve as Covington’s Mayor for another term, and Councilmember Sean Smith was reelected as Mayor Pro Tem.

Newly elected councilmembers Kristina Soltys and Jared Koukal were also sworn-in.

Mayor Jeff Wagner swears in Mayor Pro Tem Sean Smith during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 Covington City Council meeting. Photo by Karla Slate.

Mayor Jeff Wagner swears in Mayor Pro Tem Sean Smith during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 Covington City Council meeting. Photo by Karla Slate.

Newley elected Covington City Councilmember, and youngest serving councilmember, Jared Koukal is sworn-in by Mayor Jeff Wagner during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, regular council meeting. Photo by Karla Slate.

Newley elected Covington City Councilmember, and youngest serving councilmember, Jared Koukal is sworn-in by Mayor Jeff Wagner during the Tuesday, Jan. 14, regular council meeting. Photo by Karla Slate.

Newly elected Covington City Councilmember Kristina Soltys is sworn-in by Mayor Jeff Wagner during the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Photo by Karla Slate.

Newly elected Covington City Councilmember Kristina Soltys is sworn-in by Mayor Jeff Wagner during the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Photo by Karla Slate.

The Covington City Council from left to right; Fran McGregor Hollums, Jared Koukal, Sean Smith, Jeff Wagner, Kristina Soltys, Jennifer Harjehausen and Joseph Cimaomo Jr. Photo by Karla Slate.

The Covington City Council from left to right; Fran McGregor Hollums, Jared Koukal, Sean Smith, Jeff Wagner, Kristina Soltys, Jennifer Harjehausen and Joseph Cimaomo Jr. Photo by Karla Slate.

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