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Sheepshead Bay’s New Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Sworn In Today

By Willie Simpson

Sheepshead Bites

Yvette Clarke, Sheepshead Bay’s newest representative in the House of Representatives, is getting unofficially sworn in at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Brooklyn today in a community-based ceremony with other public officials.

Clarke represents the 9th Congressional District (formerly the 11th District), which, because of redistricting, is swallowing up a portion of the former 9th District, most recently occupied by Bob Turner, and Anthony Weiner before him.

Clarke’s district is incredibly diverse, both culturally and economically. The 9th District encompasses neighborhoods from Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach and Midwood all the way up to Park Slope, Crown Heights and Brownsville.

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