Rep.-elect Carvalho will be sworn in on May 14

Andy Metzger, State House News Service
May. 8, 2014

Arriving with less than three months remaining for formal sessions, the most junior member of the 2013-2014 class of the House of Representatives, Evandro Carvalho is set to be sworn-in May 14 at 12:30 p.m., Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday.

Carvalho will arrive a few weeks after the House budget process, but before the final budget is set to be approved by the two branches. Carvalho won a special election for the seat most recently occupied by Carlos Henriquez. After he was convicted on two counts of assault and battery for an early morning incident with a woman he was seeing in Arlington, Henriquez attempted to retain his seat, but was expelled by a vote of the House.

The Dorchester-Roxbury seat was the last vacancy that Speaker Robert DeLeo ordered filled with a special election this session. The Governor’s Council certified the results Wednesday. Carvalho won a five-way primary April 1 and was uncontested on the April 29 general election ballot.