Missouri State Senator Joe Keaveny
KSDK -- A Missouri state senator who ran unopposed during a special election earlier this month was sworn-in during a ceremony in Jefferson City.
Senator Joe Keaveny, will represent the Fourth District, which includes the city of St. Louis.
Senator Keaveny, 53, was elected on November 3 to fill Jeff Smith's position after Smith resigned on August 25.
Smith was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in prison in an obstruction of justice case.
Senator Keaveny's term will end December 31, 2010.