Athens native, Mariah Parker, 26, took her oath of workplace for County Commissioner of District 2 not on any non secular textual content however together with her hand on Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Parker is called a progressive in her group. In a photograph that’s now viral, the younger lady is seen with a raised fist and afro on the steps of Metropolis Corridor in downtown Athens, Georgia together with her mom, Mattie Parker by her aspect whereas being sworn to her seat on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She received the election edging out her opponent by solely 13 votes and fills the seat vacated by Harry Sims who plans to run for mayor, stories On-line Athens.
Congrats to my comrade and, quickly to be, fellow County Commissioner Mariah Parker! @MariahforAthens was sworn in final night time.
— Tim Denson (@TimDensonATH) June 6, 2018
In February, when Parker started her marketing campaign, she informed the Purple & Black, “My platform facilities round financial and racial justice. The insurance policies of this city have been structured, intentionally, to make sure that a sure class of individuals will proceed to thrive and a sure class of individuals will proceed to not.”
Watch the video under to see Parker’s swearing-in and seating on the 1-minute mark.