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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Baker sworn in as Pr. Geo.'s county exec

By Washington Post editors

Rushern L. Baker III has been sworn in as Prince George's County executive to the cheers of several hundred people who turned out for his inaugural ceremony Monday in Upper Marlboro.

"Yes, we are on path to greatness, but we need a shift in our thinking," Baker (D), the county's' seventh executive, told the cheering gathering. "We will prevail."

Also sworn in Monday were new council members, including Leslie Johnson. With her husband, outgoing County Executive Jack B. Johnson at her side, Leslie Johnson swore to uphold the state Constitution and the county charter. There were cheers and loud applause from many in the audience in Upper Marlboro, which included D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8). .

The Johnsons were arrested Nov. 12 on charges of tampering and destruction of evidence as part of an ongoing federal corruption probe. As Jack Johnson left the podium, he exchanged waves with Barry (D-Ward 8).

By Washington Post editors  | December 6, 2010; 12:11 PM ET
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Why would anyone cheer the Johnson's? That's different.

Posted by: eoakitobi | December 6, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

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