Shapiro Swearing In

Josh Shapiro takes his oath of office as the new Governor of Pennsylvania during his inauguration ceremony in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.

Democrat Josh Shapiro became Pennsylvania's 48th governor following Tuesday's inauguration.

Shapiro, 49, took the oath at the state Capitol in Harrisburg at noon Tuesday. Shapiro invited just over a dozen people to join him on stage, including survivors of child sexual abuse and parents of children killed by gun violence.

Shapiro's lieutenant governor Austin Davis was sworn in during a State Senate session at 10 a.m.

Shapiro soundly beat Republican Doug Mastriano in November's election.

You can watch the inauguration in its entirety below.

LIVE - Gov. Josh Shapiro inauguration at the State Capitol


Rock Lititz will hold the inaugural celebration of Shapiro and Davis. Wiz Khalifa, Smokey Robinson and Mt. Joy will perform at the celebration.

Wiz Khalifa, Smokey Robinson, Mt. Joy to perform at Shapiro inaugural celebration at Rock Lititz

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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