Governor John Carney and Lieutenant Bethany Hall-Long were sworn into their new position this morning in Dover.
Both Carney and Hall-Long put their hand in the air and took the oath to uphold the constitution for the state the Delaware.
Governor Carney spoke about the future of Delaware. He said, "It is about our collective future and how we will create opportunities for every Delawarean to succeed."
Many people from all over Delaware braved the rain to watch history be made. Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long spoke about how strong Delaware can be. She said, "We shared a commitment to one another that we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link."
Lavaida Owens-White, a resident of Delaware believes in the new officials and what they can do moving forward. She says, "They know the issues that we in the community are dealing with and I think that they will make progress in helping us achieve our goals."
Governor Carney spoke about the issues facing Delaware and what he is doing to address them. Carney said, "We will hold schools accountable! But above all we will partner with teachers and parents in serving in the best interest of our students." He adds, "We have a revenue problem but we also have a spending problem. In the coming months we will put forth a plan for addressing our budget crisis, not just for one year but for years to come."
Regina Jones-Brake from Rehoboth was in the crowd and wants the new Governor to maintain Sussex County. Jones-Brake said, "For him to continue to maintain the infrastructure to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the beaches safely and to keep the real estate taxes as they are."
Some Delawareans believe in the future of Delaware and what is to come for the State.