Thomas Collard was sworn in Tuesday as Precinct 2 Madison County commissioner, appointed by Judge C.E. “Butch” McDaniel. ‘I’ve known him a long time and thought he would be very well-qualified,’ McDaniel said. ‘I thought he would be the best guy for the job.’ The appointment is effective immediately. Collard will fill the unexpired two-year term of Phillip Grisham, who recently resigned.