SALT LAKE CITY — Newly elected Rep. Celeste Maloy, R-Utah, took the oath of office Tuesday evening, just one week after her special election victory to represent Utah’s 2nd Congressional District.

Maloy, a staffer for former Rep. Chris Stewart, was sworn in by House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, to applause from the Republican caucus in Washington, D.C. In a short speech after taking the oath of office, Maloy said it was “an absolute honor and privilege” to serve as a congresswoman and quoted from the creed of the Future Farmers of America, which she said she memorized in high school.

“There’s a sentence that says, ‘I believe in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us through the struggles of former years,’” she said. “I think that perfectly describes how I feel about being a member of the United States House of Representatives.”

More than 100 friends and family members traveled to Washington to support Maloy, and because she was the only new member being sworn in, several supporters were allowed in the gallery to watch the proceedings.

Read the full story here: KSL News.