State Sens. Chris Rector R-Thomaston and A. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro took their oath of office Dec. 1. The oath was given by Gov. John Baldacci in the Maine Senate Chamber. Both Senators were surrounded by family and friends for the ceremony.

Rector and Trahan were both elected to second terms in the Maine Senate on Nov. 2 and Rector represents Knox County and Trahan Lincoln County. Both also have served in the Maine House of Representatives.

“It is a great honor to serve the people of Knox County. The opportunity to serve in the Maine Senate is a privilege and I will work hard every day to ensure that the people of Knox County are well represented. The challenges Maine faces afford us a great opportunity to seek new ways to provide the essential services of state government more efficiently and at a lower cost,” Rector said in a press release.

Trahan remarked, “It is a great privilege and honor to represent the people of Lincoln County in Augusta. It is a job that I take seriously and will strive to bring Lincoln County common sense to everything I do. I will work hard every day to ensure the people of Lincoln County are well represented in the Maine Senate.”