First Mexican-Born Woman Sworn into US Congress
PULSE NEWS MEXICO
Republican Mayra Flores of Texas became the first Mexican-born woman to be sworn into the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, June 22.
Flores, born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, before becoming a U.S. citizen, won a special election in Texas’ 34th Congressional District to fill the seat vacated by former Democratic Republican Filemon Vela earlier this month.
This constituted the first time that a U.S. congressional seat has changed parties since the 2020 election.
Vela renounced his seat in March to join a private law firm in Washington.
Flores will serve the remainder of Vela’s term, until January, but has stated that she will run for a full term in November.