State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) was sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week during a ceremony held in the House Chambers of the Statehouse.
Vincent received the oath office from Governor Deval Patrick before delivering a speech to her new colleagues on Wednesday afternoon, April 16.
“Being sworn in is an absolute honor and I’m humbled the voters of Revere, Chelsea and Saugus have entrusted me with this tremendous responsibility,” Vincent said. “The ceremony is the culmination of all the hard work put in by family, friends, and volunteers who supported my campaign over the last three months.”
A group of Vincent’s family, friends and supporters were on hand as well as a number of current and past elected officials including former State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.
“Following the Reinstein legacy will not be easy,” Vincent stated in her speech. “I may not have agreed with either of them on every issue but we all shared the belief that this job is about dedicating your heart and soul to the people and place you represent.”
Vincent won March’s Democratic Primary nearly 2-1 and followed that up with an even larger victory in April’s special election.
“I am focused on the task at hand,” Vincent said. “I fully intend to run for re-election come September but right now I’m ready to go to work for the people of the 16th Suffolk District. I’m excited to work under the leadership of Speaker DeLeo with my new colleagues in the House of Representatives to improve Revere, Saugus and Chelsea and better our commonwealth as a whole.”