Newest State Senator to be sworn in Friday (SF Political Report)

Newest State Senator to be sworn in Friday

The State Senate will have a full 42 members on Friday after Ted Barela is sworn in to represent District 39.

Senator Phil Griego's desk on March 14, 2015 after his resignation. Photo credit: Andy Lyman

The swearing-in will take place in Estancia on Friday. Barela will be sworn in by Magistrate Pro Tem Steve Jones in a public ceremony at the Estancia Community Center at 3:00 p.m. 

The former mayor of Estancia will replace Phil Griego, who resigned after admitting to violating the state constitution by benefiting from a real estate deal made possible by legislation passed in the Legislature.

Barela will be sworn in two weeks to the day after Martinez made the announcement.

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