Kweisi Mfume wins 7th District Congressional Seat

Posted at 10:55 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 07:32:46-05

BALTIMORE — Kweisi Mfume has won the 7th District Congressional Seat over Republican Kimberly Klacik.

Kweisi Mfume scored a decisive victory over Klacik, winning more than 70 percent of the vote.

Mfume won an April special election to fill the 7th District Congressional seat held by the late Elijah Cummings.

The 7th Congressional District had been held by Cummings since 1996, when he himself won a special primary and general election to replace Mfume, who stepped down to take over as National President of the NAACP, after a decade in Congress.

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"I hold outstretched arms willing and wanting to listen to you, to work with you, to build with you to share with you and to dream with you about a better day in our communities where all of us, find a way at the very least to take care of ourselves, our neighbors and our children," Mfume said.

"In the middle of the worst pandemic we've seen in 100 hundred years we need proven leadership, this job is not a beauty contest, it is not a job you ride into on training wheels," Mfume said of the tasks at hand.

"This is not the last you'll hear from me or my team. We'll definitely be holding some feet to the fire with accountability and transparency moving forward, and hopefully our opponent and those that one today understand that," Klacik promised after the defeat.