Former Westerville City Council member Anne Gonzales will be sworn in to represent the 20th District of the Ohio House of Representatives at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, in Westerville's council chambers, 21 S. State St.

Former Westerville City Council member Anne Gonzales will be sworn in to represent the 20th District of the Ohio House of Representatives at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, in Westerville's council chambers, 21 S. State St.

Gonzales defeated incumbent Democrat Marian Harris and Libertarian Michael Johnston for the seat in November.

Gonzales said she wanted to hold her swearing-in ceremony in Westerville because the city is her "base."

The Westerville native had served on city council since 2001. She submitted her resignation, effective Dec. 31, after her victory in November.

Gonzales will be sworn in by U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township). A reception will follow at Bel Lago.