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John Carney Is Delaware's New Governor

John Carney sworn in as Delaware's 74th governor

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    Delaware Governor John Carney Takes Office

    John Carney took office as Delaware’s new governor on Tuesday. NBC10 Delaware Bureau Reporter Tim Furlong shows why jobs and the economy were big topics at the inauguration. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017)

    Democrat John Carney was sworn in as Delaware's 74th governor Tuesday morning.

    Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, also a Democrat, took their oaths of office in a rain-soaked ceremony on the steps of Legislative Hall.

    Carney acknowledged the state's challenges, including significant state budget problems and unabated gun violence in Wilmington, the state's largest city, but said they can be met with hard work and cooperation among state and local officials.

    Carney was elected governor eight years after losing a hard-fought Democratic primary to Gov. Jack Markell.

    He went on to serve as Delaware's lone representative in the U.S. House in 2010.

    He went on to be elected as Delaware's lone representative in the U.S. House in 2010. After the death of former Attorney General Beau Biden, whom Carney had planned to support in the 2016 governor's race, Carney decided to give up the congressional seat and run himself. Top News: Community Grieves for Latest School Shooting, MoreTop News: Community Grieves for Latest School Shooting, More