It was an historic day today as Joan Garner, the first openly gay person elected to the Fulton County Commission, took her oath of office and officially began work as a member of the governing board.
At her side as she was sworn in was her partner of 11 years, attorney Jane Morrison.Garner also had a cheering section in the room who clapped as she entered the room with the other Fulton County Commissioners who were also sworn in today as part of the inauguration ceremony.
Garner was sworn in by her friend, Cynthia D. Wright, Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County.
With the April 30 deadline for major party candidates to qualify for this year’s elections now passed, LGBT voters have several races to watch for both the Georgia General Assembly and the Fulton County Commission.
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