SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Congresswoman Sara Jacobs was officially sworn in as a House of Representatives member for the 117th Congress during a ceremony Sunday at the United States Capitol.
At 31 years-old, San Diego’s Sara Jacobs is the youngest California representative in Congress
The oath of office was administered by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Congresswoman Jacobs’ father, Gary Jacobs, watched from the House gallery, in keeping with coronavirus protocols.
Jacobs, a U.S. State Department contractor under the Obama administration, will replace veteran Democratic Rep. Susan Davis, who was reelected to 10 terms before announcing her plan to retire.
Following her swearing-in, Congresswoman Jacobs released the following statement:
“I am honored and humbled to be sworn in today as a Member of Congress representing my hometown and the community I love. I am ready to do the hard work of getting us out of this pandemic, rebuilding the American people’s trust in our government and institutions, and bringing a new approach to governing.
“Today, I became the youngest member from California and the third youngest member in all of Congress. And I take that responsibility seriously — to ensure my and future generations have a world that is livable, an economy that is equitable, and that the United States rebuilds our institutions and our standing around the world.
“There is so much work to be done. I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility and am looking forward to getting started.”
Jacobs is the granddaughter of Qualcomm founder and billionaire Irwin Jacobs. She said her priorities will be pandemic relief for small businesses and battling climate change, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
California’s 53rd District includes includes central San Diego neighborhoods, eastern suburbs and the city of Chula Vista east of Interstate 805.