Republican Mayra Flores, the first Mexican to take an oath at the Capitol

“This is what dreams are made of: faith, family and hard work”, Mayra Flores.

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The Republican representative from Texas became the first woman born in Mexico to take the oath of office in Congress, after winning the special election in a Democratic stronghold in South Texas.

After the Republican Mayra Flores, snatched a seat in the United States Congress from the Democrats, by winning the special election in a Democratic house in South Texas, he was sworn in on Tuesday, June 21, at the Capitol to a wave of applause.

“My first day in office and it is sure to be a memorable one. This is what dreams are made of: faith, family and hard work,” Republican Mayra Flores wrote through her social networks after taking the oath at the Capitol.

And I add: “Our family made many compromises and sacrifices along the way., but we would not have done it without standing firm in our beliefs and values. This victory is for the Lord, my family, our families and for future generations to come. God, Family, Country. God, Family, Country”.

Mayra Flores, born in the state of TamaulipasMexico, and whose family immigrated to the United States when she was six years old, He defeated Democratic candidate Dan Sánchez to represent the 34th Congressional District of Texas with 51% of the vote to 43% of his opponent.

“This victory is for the people who were ignored for so long! This is a message that the establishment will no longer be tolerated! We have officially started the red wave!” Flores’ campaign wrote through Facebook on election night on June 14, the same day that Sánchez granted him the race, but not before recriminating the Democratic Party for not having invested enough to win the seat.

Flores, who invested $1 million in his campaign, He will fill the position of Democratic federal representative Filemón Vela, who resigned at the end of March to take a job at a lobbying firm, until the end of January 2023.

However, in November Dan Sánchez will face in the elections next November to fight for the same chair.

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