Gallery: Opening day of the new Maryland General Assembly

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The Senate is sworn in Jan. 9, 2019, Senate President Mike Miller (Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.) longest serving member of the General Assembly and longest serving presiding officer in the history of both Maryland and the United States is at the far left at his rarely used desk on the Senate floor. MarylandReporter.com photo

Opening day of the new Maryland General Assembly was crowded with family and friends as 43 new delegates and 17 new senators (many of them former delegates) were sworn in along with the returning legislators.

Below is a gallery of photos that captures some of the day. There is also a separate feature on new Del. Alice Cain.