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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Rick Scott will attend the installation of Miami-Dade’s first Hispanic chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Commission Friday when Rebeca Sosa is sworn in by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Also being sworn in is fellow commissioner Lynda Bell, who is now the vice chair. Miami-Dade County Judge Gladys Perez will swear in Bell.

The installation ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the commission chambers at the Stephen Clark Center, 111 NW First St.

Sosa has served on the board since 2001, when she was first elected to represent District 6, which includes areas of Miami, Coral Gables, West Miami, Hialeah and Miami Springs, as well as unincorporated zones.

Sosa’s office explained the Florida Senator is doing the honors at the historic swearing in because the two are long-time friends.

Bell who was elected in 2010 represents District 8, which encompasses a significant area of southeastern Miami-Dade, including the municipalities of Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead with portions of Kendall and the Redlands.

Sosa and Bell won two-year terms in November.

The installation ceremony is open to the public.

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