Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Takes Oath Of Office In New York City As States 64th Attorney General

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson, Judge George Bundy Smith Participate in Ceremonial Swearing-in

NEW YORK, NY (January 7, 2007)-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today took an oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City attended by New Yorkers from around the state. Recently retired New York Court of Appeals Judge George Bundy Smith administered the oath, with United States Senator Charles Schumer and Lieutenant Governor David Paterson participating in the ceremony.

I am honored and humbled to defend the laws and people of this great state, said Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. I pledge to enforce the law aggressively to protect all New Yorkers from social, economic and criminal injustice. I will fight to restore the public trust in government that the people have demanded and deserve. I want every New Yorker to have faith and confidence in their state so it can be a vehicle for social change and economic progress for all.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will continue to be a champion for justice who makes all New Yorkers proud, said United States Senator Charles Schumer. Attorney General Cuomo brings a record of excellence, a vision of progress and an unwavering commitment to fight the good fight and win-again and again.

I am proud to work with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as we usher in a new day in Albany, said Lieutenant Governor David Paterson. Attorney General Cuomos bold vision for restoring public integrity and dedication to fighting for justice will deliver amazing results for people from all walks of life in every corner of the state.

More than 500 guests attended the event which was emceed by Hispanic Federation President Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, with musical performances by the Harlem Boys Choir, LaChanze, the 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Actress for The Color Purple and singer-songwriter, Tyrone Wells.