Benton County Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall and Commissioner Pat Malone take Oath of Office

Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone (right) and Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall (left) engage in a conversation with Judge Joan Demarest on Dec. 28, 2022, at the Benton County Circuit Court after Swearing-In and taking an Oath of Office to serve Benton County in their roles for the next four-years starting in January.
Thursday, December 29, 2022

Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone and Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall were sworn into office by Judge Joan Demarest, on Dec. 28, 2022, at the Benton County Circuit Court, in Corvallis, Ore. Malone is serving his first term and was reelected. Van Arsdall was appointed to his position in March 2021. Both were voted in during the Nov. 8 general election to serve a 4-year term beginning in January after taking the Oath of Office.

"It's an honor and privilege to be elected as the Sheriff of Benton County, an honor I don't take lightly,” said Van Arsdall. “I look forward to serving the next four years as your Sheriff."

Malone said public transportation and justice system improvement are among his top priorities.

“I want to represent all of our county,” said Malone. “I think it's important to be familiar with all parts of the county and get as much information about what the issues and concerns are, and what we are trying to achieve throughout the county.”

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From left to right: Benton County Commissioners Nancy Wyse, Pat Malone and Xan Augerot pause for photo after Malone was sworn into office by Judge Joan Demarest on Dec. 28, 2022, the Benton County Circuit Court in Corvallis, Ore.
Pat and Betty Malone pause for photo after Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone was sworn into office by Judge Joan Demarest on Dec. 28, 2022, at the Benton County Circuit Court in Corvallis, Ore. Pat will serve four more years as commissioner starting in January.
Benton County Commissioner Pat Malone (right) consults with Benton County Administrator Joe Kerby prior to Malone being sworn into office by Judge Joan Demarest on Dec. 28, 2022, at the Benton County Circuit Court in Corvallis, Ore.
Benton County Sheriff Jef Van Arsdall engages in a conversation with Judge Joan Demarest on Dec. 28, 2022, at the Benton County Circuit Court after Van Arsdall was Sworn-In to serve Benton County for the next four years.