Lydia Edwards sworn in as state senator

State senators welcomed their newest member, former City Councilor Lydia Edwards of East Boston, into the chamber Thursday after she was elected in a special ballot where she was unopposed.

Edwards, the first Black woman to serve the First Suffolk and Middlesex district, was sworn in wearing suffragette white on Thursday afternoon.

In her inaugural speech, Edwards thanked her “four mothers” and spoke directly to her biological mother, Bridget Edwards.

“I hope you know the reason why I won was because of you. Your story — you’re more popular than I am, mom,” the senator said.

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Vertical Lobby is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment