Jamie Dykes sworn in as interim State’s Attorney


Jamie Dykes was sworn in Friday as interim Wicomico County State’s Attorney.

The event was held in the formal Circuit Courtroom of the County Courthouse and attended by about 100 of Dykes’ friends, family and colleagues.

She was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former State’s Attorney Ella Disharoon, who accepted a position in Somerset County.

Vowing commitment to the residents of Wicomico County, Dykes, during her comments at the swearing in, thanked supporters for having confidence in her.

She said she is grateful for her colleagues and the sacrifices they make every day.

From her first assignment 11 years ago, she said she has been determined to protect people, “especially people who cannot protect themselves.”

Dykes was appointed by judges of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County and will remain in office until a new State’s Attorney is elected and sworn in.

In August, Dykes announced her candidacy for the position, saying she wants to keep the worst criminals off the streets.

“We have a serious problem with crime — violent crime. A reluctance to recognize that, not addressing that issue, will cost more lives,” Dykes said when she announced her candidacy.

Jamie Dykes speaks at her swearing-in ceremony as Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Matt Maciarello listens.

 

“When I’m elected, you will know who the State’s Attorney is. You will see me leading from the front and by example,” she said.

A native of Wicomico County, Dykes, who lives in Parsonsburg, graduated from Parkside High School, Salisbury University and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

 

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