State Sen, Jim Gaughran was sworn into office Sunday night by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Engeman Theater in Northport.
“I am humbled and honored to represent our district in the State Senate,” Gaughran said. “I am excited for the opportunity to help end the dysfunction in Albany and finally pass critical legislation that New Yorkers have been demanding. I look forward to fighting for increased funding for our public schools and giving our communities relief from property taxes. I grew up on Long Island and raised my family here, and one day I look to retire here. I ran for State Senate so that you could do the same for your family.”
Gaughran unseated Carl Marcellino in the November election. He previously served as a member of the Town Board, as a member of the Suffolk County Legislature and as chairman of the Suffolk Water Authority.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, dozens of elected officials, and hundreds of constituents in attendance were on hand.