Beaty sworn in as County Commissioner

Culmination of years of running for public office
Ronald Beaty of West Barnstable is sworn in as County Commissioner.

After decades of running for various offices on Cape Cod, Ronald Beaty was today sworn in as Barnstable County Commissioner.  The West Barnstable man has worked doggedly and not without controversy over the years, most especially in the area of open meeting law compliance.  

After being elected to the County Commissioner seat in November, Mr. Beaty granted an exclusive interview to Cape Cod Today.  In that interview, when asked how it felt to achieve public office, Mr. Beaty told us, "For me individually, there appear to be two main feelings involved here. The first I can only describe as redemption. The second may be described as having a large amount of public responsibility placed upon your shoulders. Additionally, I am discovering that there is a huge amount of preliminary work involved with preparation of the Annual County Budget, even at this early stage. This will continue for months."

Mr. Beaty has promised a top-to-bottom review of County government with a special eye to the budget.

Read the full interview with Ron Beaty at the Related Content link below. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on