SHERIDAN — Mark Kinner of Sheridan was sworn in as a member of the 63rd Wyoming Legislature on Monday in the House Chambers of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke administered the oath of office.

Kinner was joined by members of the Wyoming Legislature, legislative staff and family members at the brief ceremony.

Following the administration of the oath of office, Burke and fellow legislators welcomed Kinner. Kinner addressed the well-wishers during the ceremony stating that he looked forward to serving the people of Wyoming.

“It’s a bittersweet day, because we’ve lost John [Patton] but he would want us to go on. I’m very honored and proud to represent the people of HD 29, the people of my area and the state of Wyoming.” Kinner said.

Kinner was appointed by the Sheridan County Commissioners to serve the residents of House District 29 on April 20. The seat was left vacant when longtime legislator Rep. John Patton died April 5.

Kinner will serve on the House Revenue and Education Committees.