Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell sworn-in aboard USS Iowa in San Pedro

SAN PEDRO >> Freshman California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, a former Long Beach City Council member, was sworn into office aboard the battleship USS Iowa in the Port of Los Angeles Saturday morning.

“Today is a celebration of democracy made possible in part by the men and women who served on this great ship,” he said. “This is a very hallowed place ... This ship represents the past for sure, but it also represents the future of San Pedro. This ship is one of the building blocks of the rebirth of the waterfront.”