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Schenectady councilwoman takes historic oath of office

Porterfield becomes first African American woman elected to City Council

Schenectady city Councilwoman Marion Porterfield takes the oath of office as her son, Reginald, holds the Bible on Friday at City Hall.
Schenectady city Councilwoman Marion Porterfield takes the oath of office as her son, Reginald, holds the Bible on Friday at City Hall.
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Marion Porterfield, the first African American woman to be elected to the Schenectady City Council, was sworn in Friday evening at City Hall with family, friends and fellow council members in attendance. “It’s a victory for all of us. Together we can accomplish wonderful things,” Porterfield said about her election in November to a one-year term to fill a vacancy on the council. “Schenectady is on its way up. Let’s work together to continue all ...

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