Adrian Madaro officially became East Boston’s state representative at a swearing-in ceremony April 8 at the House Chambers in the Statehouse.
Governor Charlie Baker administered the oaths of office to Rep. Madaro and Rep. Hannah Kane, who were each elected to their positions March 31.
Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo hosted a gathering for Madaro, Kane, and their families in the Speaker’s Office prior to the swearing-in ceremony.
State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina, and Chief Secretary Carlo Basile, state representatives, dignitaries, family and friends attended the swearing-in ceremony.
After receiving a standing ovation from the House, Madaro delivered his first speech in front of the esteemed body.
“It is truly an honor to take my oath office in such a hallowed Chamber,” said Madaro.
Madaro thanked members of his family, including his parents, Jacopo Madaro and Debra Cave, and his girlfriend, Ariel Glantz.
Madaro said it was his mother who taught him to get involved in the community at a young age and instilled in him the ideals of civic engagement and community activism. “And for that, I thank you mom.”
Madaro said his father, Jacopo, immigrated from Italy 35 years ago “and now his son stands proudly before you as the state representative for East Boston.”
Madaro thanked Basile for being his mentor in politics, for giving him the opportunity to serve on his staff while he was a senior at Tufts University, and for his friendship. He also thanked his lifelong friend and campaign manager, Liana LaMattina, and said he was looking forward to representing East Boston with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and City Councilor Sal LaMattina.
To the residents of East Boston who overwhelmingly elected him to office, Madaro said, “I will make a second oath today, to not forget those who brought me here and to make sure I fight for their interests and our community each and every day.”