CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton joined the Town of New Castle in swearing its newest municipal officials on Wednesday.
Clinton, who purchased a home in Chappaqua with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in 1999, swore in Supervisor Robert Greenstein, Council members Adam Brodsky and Lisa Katz and Justice Noah Sorkin.
At the event, Clinton was kidded about a potential run for president in 2016. She told The Daily Voice when asked that she was not ready to make an announcement.
"Not at the moment," she said.
Clinton was joined at the event by Congresswoman Nita Lowey who ran down Clinton's credentials and called her a soon to be before clearing her throat. Clinton laughed and shook her head.
"What a community Chappaqua is," Lowey said. "This is what public service is all about. I love Chappaqua."
Introducing Clinton, Lowey said she was beloved and respected everywhere in the world. Clinton, who had participated in previous swearing ins said she was delighted to continue the tradition.
"New Castle is a great place to live, work and raise a family," Clinton said.
Clinton said when traveling abroad, she was asked how she could work for President Barack Obama.
"We both love our country," Clinton said. "In other places you could be imprisoned, exiled or even killed. It gave me a greater appreciation for how we govern ourselves."
Greenstein told Clinton that since she was invited to their inauguration, if she has a swearing-in ceremony in a few years, it's only natural she returns the favor.
"I am so appreciative of Secretary Clinton for joining us," Greenstein said. "Our community is united in ideas."
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