Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Lawson officially begins term as U.S. representative from Florida District 5

Yesterday, a new era began in the Fifth Congressional District of Florida (CD5).

At an organizational session, U.S. Rep.-elect Alfred “Al” Lawson joined 189 Democrats in voting for Nancy Pelosi (D-California) in the election for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. After Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) won the race with 239 votes, he administered the oath of office to Lawson and the rest of the members of the chamber.

Lawson, joined by his wife Delores Brooks and three grandchildren, also participated in a separate “mock swearing in” with Ryan.

That same day, the House updated its website with the link to Lawson’s new page:

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