New Officials, Officially

ALBANY—That’s Paul Tonko with retiring Representative Mike McNulty, just before taking the oath of office to serve in Congress.

Democrats packed the Assembly chamber for an omnibus swearing-in ceremony. In addition to Tonko, Assemblymen Jack McEneny, Tim Gordon and Bob Reilly were sworn in, as was Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Many local officials — including Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton, whose father held the Tonko seat for many years, and Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings — were watching form the audience, as were many legislative staffers.

Corrected from an earlier version.

New Officials, Officially