Newly elected Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3 in Washington, D.C.
“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to solve problems and to get things done,” said Huffman. “I’m mindful of the huge responsibility I’m undertaking, and I’m ready and excited to get to work on behalf of the great people of California’s second district.”
Congressman Huffman was joined at his swearing in event by his mother, Phyllis, who lives in Independence, Mo., plus his two brothers, his wife and and their two children. In honor of the occasion, Huffman hosted a reception and watch party with family and constituents from California’s 2nd district in his DC office.
Just before being sworn in, Huffman posted on Facebook, "I feel incredibly honored, filled with a sense of the rich history and importance of this office, mindful of the huge responsibility I'm undertaking, and ready to get to work!"
Huffman represents the 2nd district of California, which covers the North Bay and over 500 miles of coastline stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
Huffman was sworn in with a class of 67 new representatives: 29 Republicans and 38 Democrats.