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I swear...


“I, Dr. Ralph McGill, do solemnly swear or affirm that I possess all of the qualifications of the office of Mayor as prescribed by the Charter of the Town of Farragut and that I will support the Constitution and will obey the laws of the United States, that I will support the Constitution and will obey the laws of the State of Tennessee, that I will, in all respects, observe the provisions of the Charter and Ordinances of the town of Farragut, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Mayor.”

Farragut Municipal Judge Jerry Martin swore in Farragut’s newest Mayor, Ralph McGill, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23, before McGill officiated over his first Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

“But first, some of us are going to be sworn in,” McGill said.

McGill is the third mayor in the Town’s nearly-30 year history, following former mayors Robert “Bob” Leonard and W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III. McGill was overwhelmingly elected over Ford, by a more than 2-1 margin.


Dr. Doug Sager, First Baptist Concord senior pastor, delivered the invocation, followed by McGill’s swearing in.

“Tonight we come to ask your blessings on these who serve our community. We ask, Lord, for wisdom … that you would give them discernment for difficult times,” Sager said.

“We ask you to bless, guide, and we pray that all that is done in this community would bring honor and glory to you,” he added.

Martin next greeted Alderman Ward II Jeff Elliott and Alderman Ward I Bob Markli, who swore similar oaths.

The swearing in was the first order of business for the new Board, after which the Board unanimously elected Dot LaMarche as vice mayor.

 

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