DeKalb County

Newly re-elected Georgia state representative accused of lying about being in Delta sorority

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A newly re-elected Georgia state representative has been accused of lying about her sorority membership to get more votes.

The sorority says that she is not on their rolls.

Angela Moore just won the primary race for District 91 state representative. She was first elected to that position in 2021.

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Her opponent, Dee Haigler, accused Moore of lying about her membership with the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

The sorority has since issued a statement, saying there are “no records to support her membership.”

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington spoke to Moore and asked her to provide documentation via phone on Thursday.

At first, Moore said she was not lying about being a Delta and that her opponent was trying to smear her name. She said she pledged under her former married name and that her current name doesn’t match her membership records. Then she said she had her membership card and paperwork to show Washington. On a third call, she said she didn’t have the documents.


Finally, Washington simply asked her, “Are you a Delta?”

She answered, saying, “No, I’m not.”

In a text message later that evening, she wrote,

“I am in the process of having the national chapter investigate and confirm my membership.”

Washington was scheduled to talk to Moore again Friday, but she never showed up.

Washington took the issue to Haigler, her opponent.

“How can your judgment be trusted,” Haigler said. “How can you have any credibility?”

A few years ago, Moore posted a picture of herself on Twitter with a Delta border and a captain that read, “Happy Founder’s Day.”

Moore told Washington that Haigler is behind the controversy.

“I am not the one who told everyone that she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta. She did, so she needs to take ownership for her own actions,” Haigler said.

Haigler said she just wants Moore to come forward with the truth.

“My mother always taught me that the truth will always find you out,” Haigler said. “And my wise grandmother said, “If it don’t come out in the wash, it’ll come out in the rinse.’”

Washington asked Haigler if she thinks Moore should resign. She said that’s for the people of District 91 to decide.

Washington also reached out to the Delta sorority to confirm whether Moore is having the situation investigated but did not hear back.

Statement from the Southern Regional Director of Delta Sigma Theta, Amaris Johnson:

As it relates to the election of the Georgia State Representative District 91, there is only one candidate (Dee Dawkins-Haigler) that is a duly initiated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

This email is not an endorsement for any candidate. However, I have received numerous emails regarding the membership status of candidate Angela Moore for the aforementioned position. Although Ms. Moore continues to represent herself in various forums as a member of Delta Sigma Theta, there are no records to support her membership.

Ensuring we elect candidates that value honesty and integrity to represent our communities is core to our values of Delta Sigma Theta. I wish the Georgia sorors the very best on election Tuesday.”

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