ALBANY – Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) was sworn in this week, officially making her part of the New York State Legislature.
Walsh was elected to an open Assembly seat Nov. 8, 2016 and will represent the 112th Assembly District, which includes Glenville, Providence, Greenfield, Galway, Milton, Charlton, Ballston, Clifton Park and Halfmoon.
State Supreme Court Justice Ann C. Crowell administered the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Legislative Office Building. Walsh said in a statement that she was energized to get started on her first term and thankful to those who helped get her elected.
“I am committed to doing all I can to bring about necessary change in Albany, while also keeping the issues that matter most to upstate families and business owners at the forefront of my priorities,” she said.
Walsh, a family law attorney and former member of the Ballston Town Board,was appointed as ranking minority member of the Children and Families Committee. Additionally, she will serve as ranking minority member of the Libraries and Education Technology Committee, and as a member on the Aging, Education and Mental Health Committees.
Walsh has been an active member of regional committees including the Saratoga County IDA, Saratoga County Ethics Advisory Council and Saratoga County Autism Council.
Walsh held a local inauguration ceremony Sunday, Jan. 1 at Ballston Town Hall where she was joined by friends, family, elected leaders and colleagues. The oath of office was administered by Judge Paul Pelagalli, a newly-elected Saratoga County Family Court judge and long-time legal colleague of Walsh.