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Ridley-Thomas takes oath as supervisor

December 1, 2008 6:30:40 AM PST
Former State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas officially joins the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Ridley-Thomas takes the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony Monday afternoon, replacing retiring Supervisor Yvonne Burke.

Before serving in the Senate, Ridley-Thomas was a California State Assemblyman and on the L.A. City Council.

He's the first African-American man ever elected to the County Board of Supervisors.

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