North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Sworn In For His Second Term

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the Council of State were sworn in an online ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 9th.

Gov. Cooper will serve his second term after defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest in the polls.

‘I am humbled by the trust that you, the people of North Carolina have placed in me to serve again as your Governor. I have faith in you, and thank you for putting your faith in me,’ Governor Cooper said in his Inaugural Address. ‘Together, may we continue to be strong, resilient and ready.’

Gov. Cooper addressed the state by telling residents to reflect during this time of transition, and to look forward towards a better future amid the multiple challenges 2020 brought.

Gov. Cooper said “And as for the trials – the natural disasters. The overdue reckoning on racial justice. An unprecedented global pandemic. The earthquakes – those that shook the ground and those that shook the foundation of our democracy. We’ve had our share of tough days. But we are North Carolinians. And in our state, difficulties don’t define us. What defines us is our strength, our resilience, our readiness to succeed at what comes next.”

Click here to see the full Governor and Council of State Inauguration Ceremony on Twitter.