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Ellen Eldridge Posted by on December 18, 2015.

Loyalty oath disavowing communism still part of swearing in process in Georgia

Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan added a note to a guest post by Mayor-elect Denis Shortal, saying council members Lynn Deutsch, Terry Nall and he will also swear in Jan. 4.

Heneghan then joked about the Georgia law that requires swearing council members are not members of the Communist Party and he linked to a video from 2012 where audience members laughed at the line.

Nall said the Dunwoody charter has an oath, but “Georgia law also dictates a disavow oath.”

Dunwoody City Council member-elect Pam Tallmadge is sworn in to office by Judge Stacey Hydrick during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. Tallmadge took her seat on the council immediately following her swearing-in.

Dunwoody City Council member-elect Pam Tallmadge is sworn in to office by Judge Stacey Hydrick during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. Tallmadge took her seat on the council immediately following her swearing-in. Photo by Ellen Eldridge.

The Nov. 9 City Council meeting where City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge is sworn in has the same line, swearing to not be a member of the Communist Party. Viewers can watch the oaths administered by Hon. Stacey Hydrick via video on the city’s website.