I must say life has been busy in the past few weeks. To give a brief recap: the end of the semester has come and gone; complete with finals, end of the term papers, and extensive study sessions. I attended Legislator Orientation on Nov. 28th and 29th at the State House, Legislative Office Building, and the Upham-Walker House. I met a lot of legislators and state faculty that I look forward to working with in the future. They were all extremely nice, and I was amazed at how easily I was received. Finally, I attended Organization Day on December 6th at the State House where I was sworn in and officially became a member of the House of Representatives. Organization Day is essentially the first time the newly elected members of the House officially convene in their entirety for the first time. As the two youngest members, Andrew Edwards and I both led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance, which was an awesome (literally) experience in itself.
Here are some photos taken before the ceremonies:
Well that is pretty much it for the Organization Day/Freshman Orientation/School wrap up. To give you an idea of what my plans are for the near future, the first legislative session day is on January 3, 2007. I am definitely looking forward to it. I am also currently co-sponsoring two bills, so that in itself is exciting and I will keep you posted! As for you, look forward to an update on how my first legislative session day was! In the meantime, have a happy holiday!