Niraj Antani, 29, has been sworn-in as Ohio's senator on Tuesday, making him the first Indian-American to serve in the state's Senate, reported PTI.
Antani was elected to the Ohio state Senate from the 6th District. He will serve a full four-year term.
"I am so grateful to be able to represent the community in which I was born and raised as a State Senator," Antani said after his swearing-in ceremony.
"In this uncertain economic and health time, we must diligently strive to enact policies for the benefit of all Ohioans," he added.
Sharing a picture from the ceremony on Twitter, Antani wrote, "Truly honoured to have been officially sworn-in as State Senator today! As I became the first Indian-American State Senator in Ohio history today, I vow to work hard every day so each Ohio can achieve their American Dream."
Antani is a former State Representative of the 42nd Ohio House District since 2014. He was the youngest serving member of the Ohio State House of Representatives.