SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan McMahon officially took over as Onondaga County executive in a five-minute ceremony, formally replacing former county executive Joanie Mahoney.

The 38-year-old Republican was sworn into office Thursday by the county clerk in Syracuse, with his mother and father present for the short ceremony. Syracuse.com reports the ceremony was held after McMahon attended Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's visit to Syracuse's airport.

McMahon will hold a formal swearing-in ceremony Saturday. He is taking over mid-term for Mahoney, who announced her departure in September after 11 years as county executive to take a new position at the State University of New York.

McMahon will face an election for the position in 2019.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com