And Then There Were Nine in MoCo
The Montgomery County Council officially returned to full strength this afternoon with the swearing in of Nancy Navarro (D) to fill the vacancy left in January by the death of Don Praisner.
It was a far more festive atmosphere than one year earlier when Praisner took over from his wife Marilyn, who had died in office after 17 years on the council. There were cheers and raucous applause in the packed council auditorium as Navarro looked on, dressed in a rose-colored suit.
New Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro takes to oath of office as her
12-year-old daughter, Isabel Navarro-Laurent, and her husband, Reginald Laurent, watch.
(Mark Gail/The Washington Post)
"I want to stand here and take it all in," she told the audience that included leaders from business, labor and minority communities. "Let's bottle this moment and make it work."
Navarro also put out a call for unity, something that has often been missing on the council in recent months. "We need to work together with our executive and with each other."
Before she could finish her remarks, council member Roger Berliner (D) shouted out a reminder of the tough decisions ahead: "This is the high water mark," he said of the ceremony.
County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), who supported Navarro's rival in the Democratic primary, also praised the new member. With Navarro, the council's first Latina representative, Leggett said the county would "continue to see the emergence of leaders who represent all of us."
June 3, 2009; 4:42 PM ET
Categories: Ann Marimow , Montgomery County
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