Wednesday, Jan. 9 was Inauguration Day in Hartford, as not only did Connecticut’s new governor, Ned Lamont, take the oath of office, but the CT state legislators were also sworn in at the capitol. The state senators and representatives took their oaths on the floor of the House Chamber–among them Wilton’s new state senator, Will Haskell (D-26), and returning state representatives, Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Tom O’Dea (R-125).
Since it is Haskell’s first term, perhaps it’s apt that Wilton’s freshman state senator posted several photos with the help of the CT Senate Democrats, who have shared their photos of the day with GOOD Morning Wilton. Haskell also posted a message directly to his constituents right after the swearing in, something the legislator got in the habit of on the campaign trail and promises to continue doing now that he’s officially in office. In fact he posted multiple times throughout the day–you can continue to follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
Wilton’s Lavielle and O’Dea were a little more laid back, perhaps because they’ve been through the ceremonial swearing in and opening session before. Lavielle posted to Facebook a video from the floor and a few pictures she took during Gov. Lamont’s address to the joint session of the state house and senate as well as some photos with friends, family–and a new colleague from Stamford who is also French!–while O’Dea’s social media feeds didn’t feature any photos at all.
The article has been updated with images from Lavielle, which she posted after press time.