(WJHL) — Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R- Tenn.) was sworn into the U.S. House Sunday afternoon to represent Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District.
Thank you @GOPLeader for this special moment. I’m ready to get to work!Rep. Diana Harshbarger via Twitter
Following her oath, Harshbarger participated in the vote for Speaker of the House.
Harshbarger replaced retiring Congressman Dr. Phil Roe and is the second woman to represent the 1st Congressional District, the first being Louise Reece, who was elected in 1961 to fill the vacancy created by the death of her husband, Brazilla Carroll Reece.