State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) takes the oath of office at the state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

LANSING — 109th District Representative Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) took the oath of office Thursday for her first term representing the district.

Just over one week ago, Cambensy won a special election to replace late Rep. John Kivela. She will serve the remainder of the term, which ends in 2018.

“I have been a tireless advocate for the people of my community during my service in Marquette,”she said in a statement. “Now I’m ready to take that fight to Lansing. Michigan used to be a state that invested in its people, and it’s time that it was again. Yoopers wanted a representative they knew would continue working for a quality education for their children, to see better roads and bridges across the U.P., and to strengthen our economy at home. I am grateful for this opportunity now to serve as my community’s voice in the Capitol, and will continue fighting for the things that matter most to us in the Upper Peninsula.”

Cambensy previously served as a Marquette City Commissioner from 2012-2017. That position is now open.