By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror
When Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia, Phoenix’s newest councilmembers, raised their right hands to take the oath of office on June 6, her left hand rested on a Bible and his on a landmark Chicano history book.
Guardado took the oath of office on the same bible she and her husband used during their wedding, she said.
“The city is my other marriage,” she quipped, as her husband, David, held the Bible for her swearing in. The words “Dios Bendiga Esta Unión” (God Bless This Union) were embroidered in gold lettering on the cover.