Assemblyman exchanges vows on same day he's sworn-in

January 01, 2019 10:14 PM

New Year's Day is traditionally a time for swearing-in ceremonies. One state assemblyman decided he would take the oath of office and then state his wedding vows.

"This woman is my soul mate. She's my best friend. It's not easy being married to, in a relationship with someone in political life," said Assemblyman Chris Tague.


It was Christmas Eve 2015 that Tague popped the question -- and after changing dates a few times -- all of this came together in the last two months.

"I said listen, we're going to be inviting all the same people to the swearing in that we would invite to the wedding, what's your thoughts on doing a joint swearing in and wedding?

First, the exchanging of vows at 5 p.m. -- then the swearing-in right after.

A member of the wedding party said the date kept getting pushed back because Tague ran for office three times in one year. His now wife, Dana, says she wanted to wait until all of that was over.

Tague was first elected to the Assembly back in April of this year, then in November, won the seat again -- so this will be his first full term.

Before that, he served as the town supervisor for Schoharie and had a 25-year career with Cobleskill Stone.

Tague promised his wife that the politics part of the night would only consist of the swearing-in. So now it's just relax, have fun and celebrate.

"I'm so proud of, I'm so proud of Christopher. He's a man of his word. He's, I'm so proud of him," said Buzon.


WNYT Staff

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