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By: 12/30/2016

SHREWSBURY – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis will be sworn into office for his second six-year term Jan. 5.

The inaugural ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., beginning at 6 p.m.

The oath of office will be administered by Lt. Gov. Karyn E. Polito. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Space is limited. RSVP is required at 508-796-2638 or at

The 55-year-old Rutland resident was first elected to the office on Nov. 2, 2010, after serving in the Legislature eight years. He was unopposed in the November 2016 election. Mr. Evangelidis also practiced law for over 20 years and served as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County in Florida, and assistant district attorney for Suffolk County in Boston.