Laura Richardson takes oath of office

richardson.jpgCongresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) conducted her local oath of office ceremony Saturday in front of Martin Luther King-Harbor Hospital in Los Angeles. Richardson repeated the oath of office that she originally took in Washington D.C. Sept. 4 to an audience for more than 200 supporters.
On August 2007, Richardson succeeded 16 candidates in a special election to replace the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald and was elected to her first term in the House of Representatives to represent California’s culturally and economically diverse 37th Congressional District.
California’s 37th Congressional District includes the communities of Long Beach, Compton, Carson, Watts, Willowbrook and Signal Hill.
Audience members in her local ceremony included fellow Representatives Maxine Waters (CA-35) and Diane Watson (CA-33), as well as various elected officials and community members from the 37th Congressional district. Shante Broadway, wife of Long Beach native and gangster rapper Snoop Dogg, was also in attendance.
Richardson’s ascent to Congress was unique in her having served in local, state and federal government in less than one year.

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