Gov. Jack Markell Sworn In for Second Term

Jan 16, 2013

Governor Jack Markell was sworn in yesterday to begin his second term in office.

His priorities include not only the state’s economy and education but protection of the state’s coastline against the warming of the planet.

In addition, he also emphasized equality and dignity for the First State’s citizens an apparent nod to an expected effort this year to legalize same-sex marriage.

There were few specifics in his remarks but he is expected to spell out more details in his State of the State address tomorrow.

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn also took the oath of office inside the auditorium at Central Middle School in Dover.

The ceremony was moved from Legislative Hall after the threat of rain.