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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

How Valley Residents Can Participate in the 55th Presidential Inauguration


Jan 5, 2005
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - With the holidays over, the final preparations for the 55th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC have kicked into high gear.  The inauguration will take place on Thursday, January 20 in Washington, DC.  The swearing-in ceremony will occur at noon on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, with the inaugural parade immediately following.  There will be a series of balls that evening including the Democracy Ball, hosted by seven states including California. 

For San Fernando Valley residents who are interested in attending all or some of the inaugural events, there are several resources available to them.  For tickets to the swearing-in ceremony, people should contact their congressional representative.  The parade is open to the public, and tickets are not required for a majority of the viewing areas.  People who would like to purchase seated tickets for the parade and/or tickets for the inaugural ball can log on to and fill out the web form.  They can also call the Inauguration Ticketing Hotline at (202) 314-2600.  Tickets are limited and requests will be filled on a space available basis.  Seated parade tickets cost $15 to $125 and ball tickets are $150 each.

œMy constituents who reside in the 27th Congressional District should contact my office for inauguration tickets and for information about the inaugural parade, inaugural balls and inaugural concerts, said Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks, CA).  œPlease note that we have a very limited number of tickets for the inauguration ceremony, and it is first come, first serve.

œI am also hosting an Open House in my office in Room 1030 in the Longworth Building on the day before the Inauguration, Wednesday, January 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and invite Valley residents to drop by and say hello, added Sherman.

In addition to the inaugural events, there are a host of sites in Washington to visit.  Valley residents can visit Shermans website at  or call his office at (202) 225-5911 for information on scheduling a Capitol tour or obtaining tickets to Washington tourist attractions. 

œThe Inauguration of the President of the United States is always an important historical event for our country, and I look forward to seeing my Valley friends during this time, Sherman said.