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 a writer and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR in Washington, D.C., WURD in Philadelphia, and WVON in Chicago. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USAToday.com and ABC News. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325.



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