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Ritz already sworn in

Democrat Glenda Ritz will not take the oath of office for Superintendent of Public Instruction alongside other statewide officeholders Monday.

Gov.-elect Mike Pence said Thursday that she informed his staff early on that she would have her own inaugural ceremony.

Pence, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Attorney General Greg Zoeller will all be sworn in Monday during a ceremony outside the Statehouse at 11 a.m.

Ritz spokesman David Galvin said Ritz will attend that event, but she was technically sworn in Dec. 12 -- the day the election returns were certified -- by an elections division attorney at her school, surrounded by her students.

She will have a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony Jan. 19 with several choirs and an open house of her new office.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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