MIAMI (CBS4) — Congresswoman-elect Frederica Wilson was sworn-in Sunday during an interfaith prayer and consecration ceremony at the historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Miami.
The mid-morning ceremony was officiated by The Rev. Canon Richard L. Marquess-Barry.Former State Senator Wilson was elected to serve Congressional District 17 during the last election cycle, succeeding Congressman Kendrick Meek.
Wilson extends her record of community service after serving more than a decade in the Florida State Legislature from 1998 to 2002 and as a State Senator from 20002 until now. Before her high profile political career Wilson had been a teacher, principal and school board member, according to her Web site.
Wilson is known for her work on behalf of Haitians in the Miami community.
A nationally-known guest speaker at the ceremony was Civil Rights activist, religious leader The Rev. Al Sharpton.
The event was open to the public.