8:51pm February 7, 2013

Video: William “Mo” Cowan is Sworn-in to Senate


Former Chief of Staff to Gov. Deval Patrick, William “Mo” Cowan, 43, was sworn in to the U.S. Senate at noon today. Cowan is entering the Senate seat of Senator John Kerry who became the Secretary of State last week.  Cowan is the eighth African American to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Cowan will join Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren until there is a special election on June 25 to permanently fill the seat.  Cowan confirmed today that he will not in the special election to fill Kerry’s seat.  Gov. Patrick was on hand today for the swearing-in.

Cowan graduated from Duke University and Northeastern University’s law school and grew up in North Carolina.  Cowan’s mother Cynthia and his wife Stacy and his sons Miles and Grant were with him today for the swearing-in. (photos and video by Lauren Victoria Burke)



About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is an opinion journalist, comms expert and political analyst focused on justice reform policy. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke was a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin, Hardball and Up on MSNBC, WVON in Chicago, WURD in Philadelphia and WOL and WHUR in Washington, D.C. She is currently the Managing Editor of Politic365 and a contributing writer for TheRoot and NBC Black where she writes opinion and analysis. Additionally, Ms. Burke has been a contract photographer for Associated Press since 2004. She has authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Here e-mail is: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.



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