Staff photo by Mark taylor

Republican Bill Sutton was sworn in at Gardner City Hall on Aug. 29 to be the new representative of the 43rd House District. Sutton was selected by the 43rd District Precinct Committee to finish the balance of former Rep. Mike Kiegerl’s term. Kiegerl retired from the 43rd District. Sutton will face Democrat Kevin King in the November general election. The winner of that race will be sworn into office in January.