PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - This week, many new legislators will take an oath of office all over the state and the country.
New Year's Day, N.C. Rep.-elect Chris Millis was sworn in to the N.C. House by N.C. Supreme Court Justice-elect Paul Newby.
The ceremony took place Tuesday at the Pender County Courthouse.
Millis will represent House District 16, which includes all of Pender County and part of Onslow, for the next two years.
Former representative Carolyn Justice chose not to seek re-election in 2012.
Millis says his goals are to not get caught up in the happenings around Raleigh and Washington DC, but rather, "keep an ear close to home and represent the people of Pender County and the rest of the 16th district."