OSWEGO, NY – Michael C. Backus of Mexico was sworn in as Oswego County Clerk on Jan. 1.
Accompanied by his family, including his brother SSgt. Robert P. Backus USMC, Backus was sworn in by NYS Supreme Court Judge James McCarthy.
“I’m humbled by the outpouring of support from the entire county today, but most important to me was having my brother Rob there to hold the family Bible,” said Backus. “Tomorrow morning I am looking forward to joining the office and working with the staff.”
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Backus was joined by Judge Spencer Ludington who was also sworn into office as Oswego County Surrogate Court Judge.
“I am honored to share this day with Spencer and his family,” Backus said. “We had a lot of fun on the campaign trail and I look forward to working with him through the court system.”
Backus, 29, takes office as the youngest county clerk in New York State.
Most recently Backus served as Regional Director for Assembly Leader Brian Kolb and prior as Field Director to former US Rep. John McHugh.