BOSTON – Maura Healey was sworn Thursday afternoon as the first woman and first member of the LGBTQ community to be elected governor in Massachusetts.
Healey took the oath of office in the House chambers shortly after 12:30 p.m. You can watch her inaugural speech live now on CBS News Boston in the video above.
In her speech, she is expected to outline some of the goals of her administration. She faces several challenges including fixing the MBTA, making housing more affordable in the state and improving education.
Healey will then host an inaugural celebration at the TD Garden in the evening.
She is taking over for Charlie Baker, who did not run for re-election. Baker will become NCAA president in March.
“I’m thrilled. It’s really, really exciting,” Healey told WBZ-TV’s Nick Giovanni Thursday morning before the ceremony. “It’s an honor and an exciting day.”