Shekarchi sworn in as new House speaker

NEW HOUSE SPEAKER K. Joseph Shekarchi addresses the chamber after being sworn in to the post on Jan. 5. /COURTESY CAPITOL TV.
PROVIDENCE – Seated amongst mask-wearing, socially distanced, legislative colleagues in Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi, a Warwick Democrat, was elected House speaker for a two-year term on Tuesday during the chamber's inaugural 2021 session. In the Senate, Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, was re-elected president. He was first elected to the post in…

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