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NPR – Del. Scott approached the podium to cheers and a standing ovation as he took the oath of office and began his term as the leader of the House. “My first immediate emotion is just gratitude. I’m very grateful,” said Scott, tearing up as he thanked his 88 year old mother and his wife, watching from the gallery. “The historic nature of this moment is not lost on me,” he told the House. “I pray that it is a proud moment for all of us, as we nominate Delegate Don Scott as our next speaker of the house,” said Del. Luke E. Torian in his nomination speech.

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