It’s official. Democrat TJ Cox will represent California’s San Joaquin Valley in Congress. Incumbent Republican David Valadao conceded Thursday (Dec. 6) afternoon, over a month after election day.

Cox, who is in Washington for orientation for first-time Congress members, confirmed that Valadao called him to announce his concession in the Nov.6 election for the 21st Congressional District seat.

“I’m thankful for his six years of service,” Cox tweeted. “As the congressman knows well, it is a great honor to represent CA21. We will work together to ensure a smooth transition for our constituents.”

In a statement, Valadao described his time in Congress as “the honor of a lifetime.”

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