A governor, a neighbor and a former selectman, Charlie Baker returned home to Swampscott, Massachusetts, Sunday for the last event of his nearly-week-long inaugural celebration.
Hundreds waited in line at Town Hall to offer their congratulations to the new governor of Massachusetts.
Gov. Baker thanked the people of the small North Shore community, a place where he and his wife have lived for more than 20 years and raised three children.
"The town's been incredibly good to us, the people here have been incredibly good to us, and we wanted to have a chance to say 'thank you' to them," said Gov. Baker.
The state's newest chief executive was elected to the town's board of selectmen in 2003 and served only one term. All his previous government experience had been at the state level.