Hobson Milton

Hobson Milton, far right, takes his oath. Holding the Bible is his wife, Myrtle Milton, standing next to Judge Johnathan Guiles.

With one hand on the Bible and the other raised in the air, newly elected Georgetown City Councilman Hobson Henry Milton said he is ready to serve the city.

Milton was joined by family and friends on Friday, Jan. 10 for his swearing-in ceremony at the Georgetown Municipal Court. He was elected to city council by winning the Democratic Primary in June 2019. Milton is taking over the seat held previously by Sheldon Butts.

Judge Johnathan Guiles conducted the ceremony with Myrtle Milton, Milton’s wife, holding a Bible as he recited the oath. After the oath was read, both men gave each other a hug and handshake to welcome Milton into his new position. At the ceremony, he stated that he wants to work on getting more unity from the board.

“We need more unity,” Milton said. “At the board, we need to get more unity. If you get unity then you will have strength, so if I can get us to work together and not against one another then I think there will be a big difference.”

Milton says that his new position will help him serve the people of Georgetown.

“My goal is not to target the area but my goal are the needs of the people,” Milton said. “What they need the area they need and get that for them. That’s my goal.”

Milton says that he give all praises to God and hopes that he helps guide him through this process.

“I ask the Lord to keep me humble and for me to make the right decision for the people,” Milton said.

Milton will be present at the next Georgetown City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan.16. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the city’s municipal court.