Democratic heavyweights, family, friends join GOP councilman at his old school
Ulrich gives his inauguration speech.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder swears in Councilman Eric Ulrich for his second term as Ulrich’s wife, Yadira, and their 15-month-old daughter, Lily, watch.
Ulrich’s grandmother Rosemary Kulick proudly introduced her grandson.
Ulrich’s kindergarten teacher, Barbara Martuscello, stands after her former pupil recognizes her — by reading his report card.
Howard Beach Civic President Joann Ariola acted as master of ceremonies.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer praised Ulrich for his quick response to the Queens Library funds controversy.
Rep. Gregory Meeks thanked Ulrich for working with him on recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The band from Scholar’s Academy in Rockaway entertained the crowd.
Rabbi Avrohom Richter of Chabad of Howard Beach, Imam Rasid Ahmed and the Rev. Francis Colamaria of Holy Child Jesus Church offer the invocation.
Councilman Donovan Richards
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder
State Sen. James Sanders Jr.
Freshman Councilman Andy Cohen represented his borough of the Bronx.
Sen. Chuck Schumer came from Washington, DC to congratulate Ulrich and visit a community he’s represented in DC for two decades.
Public Advocate Letitia James spoke of her and Ulrich’s shared focus — both had wanted to be in religious service before politics.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito thanked Ulrich for being an early supporter of hers during her campaign for the gavel.