MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Newly elected South Florida Congressman Joe Garcia was officially sworn-in Monday.

Bob Graham, former senator and governor of Florida, administered the oath of office at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus.

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Among a bipartisan group of special guests were Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and former State Senator Alex Villalobos (R-FL).

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After two failed campaigns for Congress, Garcia defeated Republican David Rivera in November to represent South Florida’s District 26 in Washington, D.C.

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District 26 was created after the 2010 census. It covers all of Monroe county and parts of Miami-Dade, from Key West to Kendall.