In a landslide victory, she defeated Councilman Dan Halloran with nearly 70 percent of the vote.
Meng is also the first Asian-American to represent New York in Congress. She now represents a district that stretches from northeast Queens to Glendale.
The new district was drawn after New York City lost a congressional seat following the 2010 U.S. Census. Congressman Bob Turner’s district, which encompassed parts of Queens and Brooklyn, was eliminated.
Much of the area in the new 6th Congressional District, which is now entirely in Queens County, was represented by longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman, who decided to retire rather than run in the new district.
His announcement left the post open. It immediately attracted the attention of several candidates.
In September, Meng won a Democratic Primary that included Assemblyman Rory Lancman and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley
Meng won 51 percent of the vote in that race.