New Portland lawmaker sworn in at Capitol

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's newest legislator has been sworn in.

Chief Justice Paul De Muniz administered the oath of office Tuesday to Alissa Keny-Guyer (GEYE'-ur), who will represent Portland's House District 46.

Keny-Guyer, who is a Democrat, was chosen by the Multnomah County Commission to replace former Democratic Rep. Ben Cannon, who resigned last month to be the governor's education policy adviser.

Keny-Guyer most recently worked on a two-year project to rebuild flood-ravaged Vernonia. She says she wants to focus on investing in education, public health and the economy. She will finish Cannon's term, which ends next year, and is seeking election to the seat in 2012.