[VIDEO] Portsmouth House Reps Take Oath of Office
In a session full of pomp, circumstance, family and friends, the members of the 2013-14 General Assembly convene for the first time.
Newly elected Portsmouth Reps. Dennis Canario (District 71) and Linda Finn (District 72) were sworn into office at an official ceremony this week.
Rep. Gordon Fox (D-Providence) was returned to the House speakership by a vote of 66-6, with 3 abstentions.
Across the way, in the Senate chambers, 38 senators were sworn in, including Sen. Dawson Hodgson (R-E.G., N.K., S.K., Narr.), and Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (D-Coventry, E.G., W.G.).
Sen. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D-Newport, Jamestown) regained the presidency, with Hodgson casting the lone "nay" vote.