The swearing-in ceremony for Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, recently elected to represent Super District 7 on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners will take place 3 p.m. Jan. 4. CONTRIBUTED

Lorraine Cochran-Johnson to take DeKalb Commission oath of office

Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, recently elected to represent Super District 7 on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, will take the oath of office during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, according to a press release.

She was elected to office on Nov. 6 after beating incumbent Gregory Adams in runoff in July. There were no Republican candidates.

Originally from Greenville, Alabama, Cochran-Johnson was most receently a media executive with several local companies. According to her bio, she left her positition to persue political office.

Earlier this month, she named her staff leaders: G. Leah Davis will serve as her chief of staff and Johnathan “J.P.” Phillips will serve as Johnson’s constituent liaison.

During the public ceremony, DeKalb County Probate Judge Bedelia C. Hargrove will administer the oath of office and Judge Penny Brown Reynolds will deliver the keynote speech.

The public is encouraged to attend. A meet and greet will be held immediately following the ceremony.

Information: Roz Edward at 404-932-1128. To register, go to www.LorraineForChange.com.

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