Governor Charlie Baker showed expressed optimism about the future of the Commonwealth throughout Thursday’s event.
Gov. Baker’s inaugural celebration began on the State House steps where the governor was welcomed by first responders from across the state.
Baker took the official oath of office and was sworn in by his Father, Charles Baker Sr.
Charlie Baker will serve his second 4-year term alongside Lt. Governor Karen Polito.
During their inaugural addresses, both talked about ways to improve education, transportation, and infrastructure.
“When it comes to the difference between urban and suburban school districts, we can and must do better. The foundation formula needs to be updated, and we will propose updates when we file out budget later this month,” said Gov. Baker.
Members of the governor’s council received a standing ovation after their swearing in. The council recognized for the instrumental role they plan in moving the Commonwealth forward.
Gov. Baker ended his inaugural address by saying how proud he is to be from Massachusetts, applauding citizens of the Commonwealth for their talent, decency, and sense of patriotism.