Bishop Sedgwick Daniels and the Holy Redeemer Institutional Church Of God In Christ’s Love Family invites the community to witness history and observe the swearing in of Elizabeth Coggs as the new representative of the 10th Assembly district on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 at 9:45 a.m. Holy Redeemer is located at 3500 W. Mother Daniels Way.
The event will also be a tribute to the lawmaker Coggs will replace at the state capitol, the retiring Annette Polly Williams.
“I am proud to be elected to serve the residents of the 10th district and I will work hard,” Coggs said. “It will be hard to fill the shoes of Annette Polly Williams. She has done an outstanding job.”
Williams is the longest serving woman legislator in Wisconsin history. Coggs will also make history. Hers will be the first family in state history where the father, mother and daughter served in the state Assembly. Coggs is following in the footsteps of her father, Isaac N. Coggs; and her mother, Marcia Coggs.
Coggs will join her cousins, state Sen. Spencer Coggs and state Rep. Leon D. Young, who said, “I look forward to my cousin Elizabeth joining us in Madison.”
The swearing in will be in Holy Redeemer’s Genesis Hall and will be presided over by the Honorable Judge Maxine White. Sen. Coggs and Alderwoman Milele Coggs will be the master and mistress of ceremony for the occasion.