RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia’s next governor on Saturday, Jan. 15.
The inauguration ceremony took place on the steps of the Virginia Capitol and began at 12:05 p.m. with an inaugural parade beginning shortly after at 1:20 p.m. You can view the parade from your device by clicking here.
Youngkin, Virginia’s 74th elected governor, is the first Republican elected to the office since Bob McDonnell was elected in November 2009.
This comes after Youngkin defeated his Democratic opponent and former governor Terry McAullife, flipping Virginia red.
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Lt. Governor Winsome Sears and Attorney General Jason Miyares were sworn in as well. Sears made history as the first Black woman elected to statewide office. Miyares made history as well as the first Latino attorney general and first Hispanic to win a statewide election.
The inaugural weekend will last three days and the theme is “Strengthen the Spirit of Virginia Together.” The ceremony will feature a Grammy-winning musical artist, a “Spirit of Sisterhood” and other festivities. To learn more, click here.