WACO, Texas (KWTX) A new era began at the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office Thursday as new leader was sworn into the office.
Barry Johnson took the oath at the Baylor University Law School.
Johnson beat incumbent Abel Reyna, who served as district attorney for eight years, in the March Primary and had no opponent in the fall general election.
He spoke before a packed room of supporters, elected officials and law enforcement.
54th District Judge Matt Johnson administered the oath of office to Johnson and the assistant district attorneys.
It was a rare moment in history as both men’s fathers also served as judges in McLennan County.
“I look forward to working with all of you in the local criminal justice system,” Johnson said.