After 24 year absence, Mfume to take oath of office Tuesday on Capitol Hill
Kweisi Mfume, who won the special general election decisively on April 28th to fill the unexpired term of the late Congressman Elijah Cummings will be sworn into office tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Speaker Nancy Pelosi at approximately 10:30 am
The remainder of the term Mfume would now fill, ends in January. The campaign for the full two-year term will once again see the names of Mfume, Kimberly Klacik (the Republican activist he defeated in last week’s special election) and nine others—including Elijah Cummings’ widow, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings on the June 2 primary ballot. Mfume represented the 7th District in the House of Representatives from 1987-1996 before stepping down to lead the NAACP as president and CEO.
Mufume has served as Chairman of Morgan State University's Board of Regents since 2012.