It was his dream come true new Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda said after he was sworn into office by Judge Lucindo Suarez, but that is only a part of the story. Over 600 people including U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jose Serrano, two mayoral candidates, City Comptroller John Liu, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senators Jeff Klein, Ruth Hassel-Thompson, and Ruben Diaz Sr., many of his new colleagues in the state assembly, several city council members, several local district leaders and state committee members, and a slew of judges that Assemblyman Sepulveda helped on their campaigns to get elected were on hand to help him celebrate.
As you will see in the photos below a great time was had by all.
Left - Assemblyman Sepulveda's lovely wife Elizabeth holds Luis Jr.
Right - Luis Jr. sitting in his front row seat waits to see his daddy be sworn in as the new assemblyman for the 87th A.D.
You can see some of the elected officials on hand. On the far right you can see U.S. Senator Schumer sitting between BP Diaz and Bronx Dem County Leader Assemblyman Carl Heastie.
Left - U.S. Senator Schumer dressed for a bike ride said he rode to the swearing in on his bike.
Right - Senator Diaz says that the people now have a state senator, city council member, and two assembly members that they can count on to fight for them.
Left - Ms. Margia Shiriti from the Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts waits offstage to perform.
Right - Ms. Shiriti performing onstage.
Left - Assemblyman Sepulveda has his hand on the bible held by his wife Elizabeth, as Judge Lucindo Swarez administers the oath of office.
Right - Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and his family pose for photo which includes his older son Julian, father, step mother, and aunt who helped raise him.
Left - After the swearing in Assemblyman Sepulveda thanked the many many people who helped him get elected and who worked on his campaign. He thanked BP Diaz for attending, and said that he wants to attend Diaz's swearing in as the first Latino mayor. He added that his constituents come first, because they are the one who enable him to serve them in Albany. Sepulveda finished his joyful, but moving speech with the words "God Bless The Bronx and Let's Get to Work".
Right - The New York City Housing Authority Choir performed before and after the ceremony.