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Nibert among lawmakers taking oath of office

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New Mexico State Rep. Greg Nibert, R-Roswell, of House District 59, on the right, is sworn in for another two-year term as his wife Carolyn, center, holds the Bible and U.S. District and Appeals Court Judge Joel Carson III, left, administers the oath of office during a ceremony Friday at the Chaves County Administrative Building. Nibert, whose district consists of parts of Chaves and Lincoln counties, was elected to a third term in the New Mexico House of Representatives, defeating Democratic challenger Kimble Lee Kearns of Capitan, 73 to 27%. Other legislators from Roswell, all Republicans, were also sworn in at the ceremony: state Reps. Phelps Anderson of House District 66 and Candy Ezzell of House District 58, and Sen. Cliff Pirtle of Senate District 32. Additional photos from the ceremony will appear in future editions. (Alex Ross Photo)