Shortly after being sworn into office for a second term, Gov. Ted Kulongoski delivered his inaugural address centered on "hope and opportunity."
Chief Justice Paul De Muniz administered the oath of office to Kulongoski at 10:45 a.m. Monday in the House Chamber at the Capitol, a long-standing tradition in Oregon. At 11 a.m., the governor gave the address with an emphasis on his commitment to "create an Oregon with a diverse and robust economy."
An inaugural reception in the Capitol Gallaria followed, and at 2 p.m., the Oregon Air National Guard conducted a flyover. The ceremonies also included the use of three cannons to fire a 19-gun salute on the Capitol steps.
To celebrate the inauguration, the governor began holding media sessions this past weekend. The first was in Portland on Saturday, with the second to follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City. He then will swing through Bend later that day and on Thursday, hold the last sessions in Eugene and Medford.