Originally Published: January 4, 2013 9:45 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar was sworn into the 113th Congress Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Gosar won a second term in November after congressional redistricting prompted him to move from Flagstaff to Prescott so he could compete in the Republican-dominated new 4th Congressional District, instead of facing Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick again in CD1. He took her seat away two years earlier. Kirkpatrick then won the CD1 seat in November.
Gosar issued the following statement upon his swearing in.
"It has been my pleasure to serve the residents of Arizona's 1st District for the last two years. Many of the same areas are in the new Congressional District I have been elected to represent, Congressional District 4. I encourage people from both areas and throughout the state to stay in touch with me.
"When I took my oath of office this afternoon I did so understanding the great responsibility that the people of Arizona's 4th District have placed in me and I will not let them down.
"It is my promise to the people of Arizona that with each vote I will put the U.S. Constitution first and stand up to the business as usual in Washington D.C."