Colleen Hanabusa is officially a Congresswoman, again.
Rep. Hanabusa was sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Monday evening in Washington, D.C.
The ceremony took place on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hanabusa was elected to return to Washington, D.C. to represent Hawaii’s First Congressional District following the passing of Congressman Mark Takai in July. She won the special election to finish out his term, which ends in January, as well as the general election that determined his successor.
“My return to the U.S. House of Representatives is bittersweet following the unfortunate and untimely passing of my dear friend, Mark Takai,” said Hanabusa. “I am, however, humbled that the voters of Hawaii’s First Congressional District have put their trust and faith in me to continue to fight for their values and best interests in our nation’s capital. I commit to do my very best and want to extend a heartfelt mahalo to my constituents for their overwhelming support in the special and general elections.”
Hanabusa previously served two terms in the U.S. House, from January 2011 to January 2015.
She was added to the House roll call upon executing the oath of office.