Harrisburg, Dauphin County - It was a historic day in Harrisburg. The first woman and first democrat elected as Pennsylvania Attorney General officially took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon.
Kathleen Kane, a Lackawanna County native, was sworn-in at the Capitol in Harrisburg.
Hundreds of family, friends and supporters turned out for the ceremony.
Kane said it will be up to history to judge the significance of the day but as a former Lackawanna County prosecutor she says it is time to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
"My message to you is this. We are coming," Kane said in her inaugural address.
Kane promises that her office will be aggressive and efficient.
"It's time for action. It's time to take our streets back. It's time to take our schools back, our children and integrity for those serving in public office," Kane said.
Lackawanna County judges Margaret Bisignani Moyle and Michael Barrasse administered the oath of office to Kathleen Kane. Both had worked with her in the past.
"This morning as I drove my children to school in the car, I told them all this is a historic day for Pennsylvania," Judge Moyle said.
Other people that know Kathleen Kane from her roots in Lackawanna County say she is a hard worker and dedicated prosecutor.
"She did not grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth," Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "She's worked for everything she got. She worked her way through law school."
"I think people are going to be very impressed by her, her attitude and her hard work," Lackawanna County District Attorney Andy Jarbola said. "I know she worked hard for myself when she was an assistant under me."
While in office, Kane says she will go after scammers and criminals and has promised a full investigation into the prosecution of convicted child predator Jerry Sandusky.
The Sandusky investigation is one that Eyewitness News talked with Kane one-on-one about on Monday afternoon.
"I want to know who knew what when and why they decided to act in the manner that they did because, don't forget, it took 33 months to get a child predator off of the street," Kane said.
Governor Tom Corbett, who was attorney general when the Sandusky investigation began, was at Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony.
Besides tackling that investigation, Kane's first week in office could be a busy one. Her office would be the one to review any contracts to privatize the Pennsylvania lottery. Those documents could be on her desk before the end of the week.