(Image courtesy Boston City Council)
District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker was officially sworn into office Monday. Baker a 43-year-old former city employee from Savin Hill replaces Maureen Feeney who served on the Boston City Council for nearly two decades.
“How could you not be excited,” Baker said Tuesday. “Yesterday [Monday] was definitely a good day and I look forward to serving Dorchester.”
Baker, who according to the unofficial results from the city's elections department, took 56 percent of the vote in November’s municipal election, said he is looking forward to talking with his constituents and tackling the issues that concern them.
“The city wide issues are still the same but making sure my constituents concerns are met is my main obligation,” said Baker.
Although Baker commented that he stills has a lot to learn he said that he plans to learn what he needs to from the people he represents.
“I’m going try to handle this one day at a time and get my experience from my constituents,” said Baker.
Baker will serve a two-year term. The next municipal election will be held in 2013.