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Terry Cummings, new Legislative Leader for South Cobb, takes her ‘Oath of Office’


Hundreds from around South Cobb recently gathered in the auditorium of South Cobb High School to watch Terry Alexis Cummings be sworn in as the new State Representative for District 39.

The Honorable Sandra Brown, a Cobb Superior Court Judge, administered the oath of office to Cummings as her husband John, her sisters, and other family members looked on.

Speakers during the ceremony included SCLC Chair Dr. Ben Williams, former Chair of the Cobb County Democrats – Michael Owens, and Community leader and former Special Assistant to the Cobb Chairman, Michael Murphy. 

Each remarked on Cummings abilities, her leadership, and the skillsets she will take to the capitol as she represents the people of the 39th District.

While running for office, Cummings often mentioned why she chose to run saying, “My guiding principle is clear, my job as a representative is to make sure your voice is heard. I will make the interests of District 39 – not myself – the priority. I will serve with integrity, intent, and purpose. I will work to make South Cobb thrive for everyone.”

To secure the nomination as the Democratic candidate, Cummings initially ran against four other Democrats. Because no one received over 50% of the voters, she went into a runoff and won. Cummings then took on the Republican candidate and won the seat during the General Election held in November 2022.  

In addition to being a wife and mother, Cummings is an attorney, retired federal law enforcement officer, and college professor. She and her family reside in Mableton, where the seat is based.


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