A standing ovation is due to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge who was quietly sworn in last Wednesday on Capitol Hill for the 11th Congressional District seat. She was elected to the seat vacated by Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones who died last August.
Both women are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and were close personal friends. Several sorority members were in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony in what was reported as a tearful event. Ms. Fudge is single, so her college roommate Janice Davis White stood by her side during ceremony.
In January, Ms. Fudge will begin serving the two-year term she won on November 4th. Her district covers all of Cleveland's East Side and several eastern suburbs of Cleveland including Euclid, Shaker Heights, and Cleveland Heights.