ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

There's a new man at the helm in Lehigh County.

Democrat Tom Muller was sworn in as county executive in a ceremony Monday afternoon.

He beat county Commissioner Scott Ott for the position in the November election.

Muller most recently served as the county's director of administration.

He said he's ready to get to work and he's committed to getting Lehigh County residents more involved in government decisions.