ATLANTA—Stonecrest City Councilwoman-Elect Alecia Washington was sworn into office today (Nov. 17) at 3 p.m. by U.S. Federal Judge Eleanor Ross at the United States Courthouse in the Richard Russell Federal Building in Atlanta.
Washington won the election on Nov. 8 for the District 3 City Council Seat to fill the unexpired term of then-Councilwoman Jazzmin Cobble, who vacated the seat to run for Stonecrest Mayor.
Councilwoman Washington wanted to be sworn in by Judge Ross, who was the first African-American woman to serve on the federal court as a judge on the Northern District Court of Georgia.
Judge Ross was appointed by President Barack Obama to the bench.
“I wanted my swearing in to office to be special, and to have Judge Ross to give me my oath of office, was priceless! She is a powerful and well-respected woman in the community and on the bench as a Federal Judge.”
Councilwoman Washington is now in position to make the City Council whole as a five-member body.