Mike Bennett on Tuesday was sworn in as Manatee County's new supervisor of elections by Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston. Bennett, a former state legislator, was elected in November and replaces Bob Sweatt, who lead the elections office for 28 years. After Bennett, 68, was sworn in, he administered a similar oath of office to members of his new staff. Holding the Bible is Bennett's wife, Dee. MARC R. MASFERRER/Bradenton Herald.