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.
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.