Joseph Goldstein took office Monday, Jan. 1, as the Ward 7 representative on the Marietta City Council. The 24-year-old, elected without opposition at age 23 on Nov. 7, succeeded his father, Philip, who held the seat for more than 37 years.

Goldstein was sworn in Monday, Dec. 18, in a ceremony at which Congregation Etz Chaim Rabbi Daniel Dorsch gave the invocation.

Goldstein, a lifelong resident of Marietta’s Ward 7 and 2011 graduate of Marietta High School, earned a business degree from the University of Georgia in 2014 and a law degree from UGA in 2017. Following in the family tradition of property ownership and management, he owns and run JRG 30 Whitlock Avenue LLC.