POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:31am
Congressman-elect Beto O'Rourke will be sworn into office on Thursday.
The former city councilman is already in Washington, D.C. and won't be back in El Paso until the end of the month.
O'Rourke will serve on the House Committee on Homeland Security once in office.
He defeated Silvestre Reyes in the 2012 democratic primary after Reyes 16 years in that office.
He says now his time will be spent with his grandchildren.