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Jared Huffman Sworn In As Marin's New Congressman

Huffman will represent newly drawn 2nd District, which includes all of Marin County.

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.

Romina L. January 04, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Huffman is another big spender. We hope he will become more fiscally prudent. We hope he actually leads and gets something done instead of raise taxes over and over again.
Sonia Craig January 04, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Jared is handsome. Jared is kind. Jared is not a good leader. What does he really do?
David Randolph January 04, 2013 at 02:23 PM
More of the same liberal claptrap, a wannabe for more environmental rules and regulations (as if we don't have enough of those already), and completely minus of fiscal conservatism. But unlike Lynn Woolsey, at least he can put sentences together in a comprehensible fashion. There ought to be a law, that he can't make any more laws.
EWC January 04, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I'm sorry for Novato and California not to mention our country with people like this and Obama out to destroy what this wonderful country is or should we say was. Bankrupt us further, give illegals everything, take away our gun rights, turn us into socialist and communists while they become the elite and live the high life off of us.
EWC January 04, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Oh yes, and exempt themselves from all the laws they force us to folllow.
Mark Solomons January 04, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Who is in the photo? His Mom? Must be proud.
Joe Likover January 04, 2013 at 04:29 PM
1. Preserve the environment and maintain first rate parks - - link to job creation 2. Create federal/state school funding partnerships. Bring our schools back to excellence - link to job creation 3. Vote for peace 4. Be an innovator with gun control 5. Establish relationships with moderate Republicans
Alex Johnson-Rodriguez January 04, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Looking forward to having some movement in Congress!
Steve January 04, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Jared Huffman will be a constructive legislator. He has great ideas and I wish him great success. I guess if I lived in a community dominated by Republicans I might be as bitter as Romina, Sonia, David and EWC. But fortunately, I live in a community full of enlightened intelligent people who believe in progress.
Bob Hauser January 05, 2013 at 12:55 AM
What do they all do best on Sapitol hill?......NOTHING
Bob Hauser January 05, 2013 at 01:01 AM
I'll lay you three hundred and fifty to one that he sells out to AIPAC like all the rest of them have been doing since the first day they set foot in office. Think this is some kind of a joke? Well, maybe you should spend a little time researching the way AIPAC has got both of the political whore houses of Knesset West aka Kremlin West aka the "United States" congress right in their vest pocket. ....and people wonder why 68 million Americans have finally had it to here and have told the i.r.s. where to go with their 1040s and what to do with them when they get down there.
Deb Callahan January 05, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Congratulations, Congressman Huffman. I'm proud to have voted for you and glad you are my new congressman. Looking forward to your leadership on environmental and conservation issues.
EWC January 06, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Alex the movement in Congress will be a BM.

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