WATCH: Cassius Lanier Sworn In as District Seven City Councilman in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
District Seven has a new representative in the Druid City as new City Councilman Cassius Lanier took the oath of office Tuesday in Tuscaloosa.
Lanier, who defeated incumbent Sonya McKinstry in March's Municipal Elections and then again in a special runoff in July, was sworn in as part of the City of Tuscaloosa's City Council meeting Tuesday night.
"I'm overwhelmed. I put forth a lot of hard work, and overcame a lot of adversity," Lanier told The Thread after winning July's runoff election. "I'm excited to work with the Council. I've been working in the city for so long, but with a seat at the table, I look forward to giving back to our district in so many ways."