FAQ: Virginia’s Inauguration Day

Virginia swears in its general officers — Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares — on Saturday in Richmond. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Q: Who’s getting sworn in?
  • The three winners of statewide office in last November’s election: Glenn Youngkin as Virginia’s 74th governor; Winsome Sears as lieutenant governor (the first Black woman to hold statewide office in the commonwealth) and Jason Miyares as attorney general (the first Latino to hold statewide office).

  • Q: Where’s it happening?
  • It’s on the steps of the State Capitol in Richmond. It starts Saturday at noon.

  • Q: Can I go?
  • Sure; the inauguration, and the parade in front of the Capitol afterward, is free and open to the public. The doors, so to speak, open at 9:30 a.m.

  • Q: What about other events?
  • There’s an Open House at the Governor’s Mansion on Sunday; there haven’t been any details on exactly when that will start.

    The rest of the events – the balls, the receptions and such – are all sold out.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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