Lt. Governor and Cabinet Sworn

By Julie Montanaro
January 2, 6:50pm

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp was sworn in Tuesday, as were three other members of the Florida Cabinet.

Charles Bronson took the oath of office for his second term as Agriculture Commissioner.

Former Congressman Bill McCollum was sworn in as Florida's new Attorney General and the only woman and only Democrat on the Cabinet in years, newly elected Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

"I believe that a strong democracy rests on a strong two party system and I am going to work to strengthen and build the Democratic Party because I think the balance of opinions and having a diversity of opinions leads to making better decisions," Sink said after the inauguration.

The cold weather didn't seem to dampen the crowd's spirits. Every chair was filled and folks lined Monroe Street beyond to catch a glimpse of Crist, Kottkamp and the new Cabinet.