Litman sworn in for fifth term as sheriff

Judge Mark Munger (from left), former Vice President Walter Mondale and St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman are pictured on Jan. 7, when Litman was sworn in as St. Louis County Sheriff. Submitted photo.

Judge Mark Munger (from left), former Vice President Walter Mondale and St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman are pictured on Jan. 7, when Litman was sworn in as St. Louis County Sheriff. Submitted photo.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Sheriff Ross Litman was sworn in Monday for another term as St. Louis County Sheriff. Judge Mark Munger administered the oath of office.

Litman was first elected sheriff in 2002, making this his fifth term as sheriff. He’s run unopposed in the last four elections, and joked that it means either people think he’s doing an okay job, or that no one else wants the job.

The swearing in ceremony included a special guest speaker—former Vice President Walter Mondale, who is a longtime family friend and fishing partner of Litman. Mondale described Litman as, “The kind of public servant that makes you feel good. The kind of public servant that we need. He is honest. He is generous. He is thoughtful.”

Litman, in turn, said of Mondale that he couldn’t have asked for a better mentor, teacher and friend.

The location of the swearing in ceremony— Judge Munger’s courtroom— also had special meaning for Litman. Litman’s father, the late Judge Jack Litman, had been chambered in that same courtroom.

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