Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein
CONYERS -- Rockdale Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Oden announced Tuesday that Carol W. Hunstein, chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, will administer the oaths of office to incoming elected officials in Rockdale County.
Oden made the announcement at the conclusion of the board's final regular meeting scheduled for 2012.
The swearing-in ceremony is slated for Dec. 30, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Rockdale Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Rockdale County Courthouse rotunda.
Hunstein was appointed to the Supreme Court in November 1992 by then-Gov. Zell Miller. She is the second woman in history to serve as a permanent member of the court.
She was first elected to the bench in 1984 as a DeKalb County Superior Court judge. Prior to running for election, Hunstein was in private practice.
Taking oaths for the first time will be Superior Court Judge-elect Robert Mumford, Sheriff-elect Eric Levett, Probate Court Judge-elect Charles Mays, Magistrate Court Judge-elect Phinia Aten, Coroner-elect George Levett Jr., and Tax Commissioner-elect RJ Hadley. Those being sworn in for second terms are Oden, Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, and Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson. State Court Judge Nancy Bills will be sworn in for a third term.
A holiday open house and reception for outgoing elected officials will be held today, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Board of Commissioners office at 962 Milstead Ave. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.