January 12, 2017

Icy weather last weekend bumped state Sen. Jay Chaudhuri’s swearing-in ceremony from Sunday at Morrisville’s Hindu Society to Tuesday at Morrisville’s Town Hall.

But both venues reflected the significance of the ceremony for the Democrat representing Morrisville and parts of Cary, which are home to large Asian-American communities.

Chaudhuri became the first Indian-American elected to the North Carolina legislature when he defeated Eric Weaver for the District 16 Senate seat in November. He already had served in the position for several months last year when he was appointed in April to replace former state Sen. Josh Stein, who ran for state Attorney General.