7th Congressional district

Maryland Congressman-elect Kweisi Mfume was officially sworn into Congress after winning a special election to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided in the chair for the official swearing-in on the House floor Tuesday.  


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

Former NAACP President and CEO, Kweisi Mfume has won the special election for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District Mfume defeated Republican Challenger Kimberly Klacik. Mfume returns to Congress to fill the remainder Representative Elijah Cummings term, which ends in January. 

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Earlier this month, as part of series of actions by his administration to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain essential services, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation to officially postpone the April 28 primary election until June 2. 


In a special primary election Tuesday, Maryland's 7th District voters decided which candidates will run in the April 28th special general election to fill out the congressional term of the late Elijah Cummings.