Former councilman, now state senator, represents the 10th District
Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins swears in state Sen. James Sanders Jr. as he is surrounded by family and friends.
Sanders was all smiles at the inauguration.
Empress Idama performs an African dance.
The chorus from PS 254, the Rosa Parks School, sang “Something Inside So Strong” at the ceremony.
Assemblywoman Michelle Titus, left, and Imam Charles Bilal were among those in attendance.
Sanders’ brother, Raphael, left, plays the drums with Fatari Huntley.
A large crowd gathered at York College in Jamaica to watch the inauguration festivities.