WASHINGTON, D.C. (970 WFLA) - Pinellas Republican David Jolly has taken his oath of office on the House floor in Washington.

House Speaker John Boehner officiated the swearing in.  Jolly even made a brief speech about his new job representing Pinellas County's 13th Congressional district.

"We have had a nationally watched race. That race is now over.  And it is now time for me as a member of Congress, of this body, to join with each of you to follow in the footsteps that you have made in serving your community as I begin to serve mine.  You have my committment to work with each and every one of you.  I look forward to it."

Jolly beat Democrat Alex Sink in Tuesday's special election to replace Republican Congressman Bill Young, to passed away in October.  His seat is up for reelection this November.

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