January 14, 2013
In this January 2009 file photo, Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon takes his first Oath of Office for Missouri governor, administered by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith at the Capitol. Nixon's wife, Georganne and their sons, Jeremiah and Will, right, held the family Bible during the 2009 oath. Nixon's new term begins with his second inaugural ceremony Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
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Second inauguration to note adversity Missouri has overcome, challenges it faces
For the first time in 16 years — and only the fourth time in Missouri history — Monday’s inaugural ceremonies will feature an incumbent governor taking the oath for a second term. Jay Nixon's re-election is a time to look into the past, he said.