Abercrombie takes oath to become Hawaii's 7th governor

By Staff and News services

POSTED: 06:54 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2010

Neil Abercrombie was sworn in today as Hawaii’s seventh governor, promising a cooperative administration that will bring a “new day” for Hawaii

“The sun rose today, the beginning of a new day,” Abercrombie said in his inaugural speech. “What becomes of this day is in the hands of all of us.”

During his speech, Abercrombie talked about making Hawaii more sustainable and of working together to improve the state.

“Our driving message will be, make it happen. Make it happen by working together,” he said in a 9-minute speech.

By Star-Advertiser reporters B.J. Reyes and Gregg K. Kakesako and The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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