Inauguration Day in Washington DC is usually cold and blustery. January 9th 2013 weather in Lansing Michigan did it's best to offer wind and chill for the call to duty and swearing in ceremonies for the 97th State Legislature.
Fellow freshman representatives, Martin Howlelak (Troy), and Klint Kesto (Western West Bloomfield and Commerce Township) are on either side of McCready in similar office suites.
The state has pretty much kept the Oakland County contingent together.
Below a view from the visitors gallery.
McCready (bottom left) voting with the majority
on a "roll call" vote as opposed to a voice vote. A "roll call" where no names are actually called, is tallied electronically and posted on the "big screen". What you are looking at is only the second half of a very big screen .
A guide taking a class of young students through the Capitol explained to the kids that the day was very special day.
"We normally don't have parties or eat meals in the hallways but today is different." she explained. "A new State Legislature has just been sworn in and today is their very first day on the job.". That probably didn't sound particularly exciting to the kids. Not like the last day of school. excitement. Maybe that is why a woman at the reception was having a problem. interesting her kids in possibly writing a paper for school about the big day at the Capitol. For adults however there is nothing grander than a great beginning.
Official Photo of the Oath of Office. Courtesy of the House of Representatives. Right to Left State Representative Michael McCready, Mrs.Yvonne McCready, and daughters Louise, and Madison. Far left administering the oath is Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.