State Senator Patricia Ritchie took her oath of office in what appears to be her living room (I've never been there). Senator Ritchie now represents Oswego, Jefferson and western St. Lawrence County and she succeeds Democrat Darrel Aubertine.
Senator Ritchie's win gave the GOP control of the Senate by a bare 32-30 majority, but her win will have implications on issues like redistricting which would have been a bloodbath if Dems had controlled both houses.
There is also the theory that Governor Andrew Cuomo secretly wants a GOP Senate to act as a foil to his efforts to change Albany.
We assume freshman Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush got sworn in, but since he doesn't have a media Svengali like Jim Reagen, I didn't get a photo.