INVESTITURE: Whoops! We missed blogging about the investiture of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle who is serving a record fifth term. KFR's investiture was Friday February 15, 2013. We're certain our invitation was lost in the mail. Still, we wish her the best.
Here is the SAO's email about the event:
Katherine Fernandez Rundle was sworn in for a record fifth term as Miami-Dade County's State Attorney on Friday, February 15, 2013. Hundreds of friends, supporters, office staff, elected officials, and other dignitaries attended the Investiture ceremony.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente administered the oath to State Attorney Fernandez Rundle and newly elected Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Bertila Soto swore in her 300 prosecutors. The investiture ceremony took place at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Auditorium.
Dignitaries who took center stage alongside the State Attorney includedUnited States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wilfredo Ferrer, Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón, Chief Judge Bertila Soto, former United States Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Harvard Law Professor and noted author Alan M. Dershowitz, Jorge Plasencia, Chairman of the Board of the National Council of La Raza, City of Miami Gardens Police Chief and current President of the Chiefs of Police Matthew Boyd, and Reverend Carl Johnson, Pastor of the 93rd Street Baptist Church.
Women of Tomorrow Founder and television personality Jennifer Valoppi moderated the event and State Attorney Fernandez Rundle's fiancé, well-known attorney David Efron, and her son Justin, accompanied her onstage during the event.
"I feel exceptionally proud and honored to be embarking on a new term as Dade's chief prosecutor," commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. "The faith that the voters have overwhelmingly shown in me is surpassed only by my desire to make my community a safer place to live and raise our families. I am so happy that my family, friends, and law enforcement partners joined me for this very special occasion."
Immediately after the ceremony, the attendees joined State Attorney Fernandez Rundle at a reception in the college courtyard.