Candidate qualifying for elected posts in 5 Chatham County municipalities shut Friday. Inhabitants of Bloomingdale, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island and Vernonburg will go to the polls to decide on leaders on Nov. 2.
Bloomingdale, Thunderbolt and Vernonburg’s total council is up for election as are the mayors in all 3 cities. Port Wentworth people will vote for mayor and three council seats, and Tybee Islanders will cast ballots for a few council seats.
Right here are the candidates who capable, in accordance to documents filed with the Chatham County Board of Elections and respective municipalities as of midday Friday.
Look at SavannahNow.com for extra qualifiers and updated bios of the candidates.
Back garden Town
At-Big council member:
Bruce Campbell (incumbent) has served on town council given that 2011 and has been a Backyard City resident for 30 many years. He is the proprietor and operator of TC’s Barber and Attractiveness Shop and also a pastor of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Donna Williams is a organization progress liaison for Heart Parc Credit history Union and is a founding member of the Back garden City Community Affiliation. She’s lived in the city for about 20 years and is aspect of many group businesses which include Backyard garden Town Conference Readers Bureau and the Lions Club.
is retired and has served on city council considering the fact that 2014.
Kimberly Tice (Incumbent) is serving her 2nd expression on council and has lived in the town for 43 years. She’s been part of the Backyard Town Housing Team for 7 yrs and earlier served on the preparing and zoning committee. She’s now retired and wishes to keep on focusing on bettering the local community.
Christopher Figiel works in hospitality administration and has lived in Backyard City for a calendar year. He has experience boosting resources for nonprofits in the community local community such as the Savannah Humane Culture, the Savannah Harbor Foundation and One Hope Foundation.
Corey Foreman is an army veteran who runs Handyman of Savannah, a home improvement and fix firm. He’s currently ending a bachelor’s degree in economics at Ga Southern College and is a founding member of the Yard City Neighborhood Association. Foreman has lived in the city for two yrs.
Todd Payne, a resident of virtually eight years, works as a truck driver and machines operator at TNT Specific. He also does construction and repairs with the Garden Metropolis Housing Staff. One particular of the principal concerns he is concerned about is producing Back garden Town a far more livable neighborhood.
Gary Norton (Incumbent) was born and elevated in Port Wentworth and operates at Worldwide Paper. He previously served on city council from 2009 to 2011. Norton was ordained a deacon at North Salem Baptist Church in 1990 wherever he served on the board for 6 a long time.
Julius Hall resides in the Rice Hope subdivision and has been a resident of Port Wentworth for just about seven decades. He sits on the Chatham County Democratic Committee board and runs the media company All Points Applicable Media.
At-Substantial council member:
Linda Smith (Incumbent) is at present retired from Chatham County but operates section-time at the Rehabilitation Healthcare facility of Savannah. She is also on the citizen critique panel for Chatham County Juvenile Courtroom and volunteers with Westview Nursing House and the Ed Youthful Senior Citizen Middle. Linda served on the city’s Board of Zoning and Appeals and the Scheduling Commission for 15 many years.
JoEllen Smith is a modest company owner.
District 1 council member: (seat was vacated early)
Gabrielle Nelson sits on the city planning fee member and works in Chatham County’s IT department. She’s worked for Chatham County for 13 decades and is also aspect of the Chatham County Democratic Committee board. She’s lived in Port Wentworth for 13 a long time.
Alfonso Ribot is CEO of the Metropolitan Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has lived in Port Wentworth for nine months. Just before that, he worked with the U.S. Census Bureau as a bilingual partnership professional.
District 3 council member:
Rufus Vibrant is a retired construction worker and veteran of the Vietnam war who now serves as a pastor for Hardeeville Church of Christ. He is also Vice President of the Port Wentworth planning fee. He’s lived in the town for the past seven many years.
Lynwood Griner (Incumbent) expended most of his childhood with relations in Port Wentworth. He owns a modest trucking corporation, LRG Transportation Inc and has served as a jailor at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office environment and with the Bloomingdale, Yard Town, and Rincon law enforcement departments and Effingham County Sheriff’s Business.
Janet Hester is a longtime resident of Port Wentworth and life in the Meinhard Neighborhood, the place she tends a family members farm. Though this is her to start with time jogging for a neighborhood government seat, she has been an lively member of nearby politics and regularly attends metropolis council meetings.
Dana Williams is in his initially term on metropolis council and is portion of the water and sewer advert hoc committee. He is been a Thunderbolt resident considering the fact that 2006 and operates Rutland Tire & Wheel in Rincon. He is also the vice president of Ga Tire Sellers & Retreaders Affiliation.
Council member (6 seats):
Edward M. Drohan, III (incumbent) is finishing his 2nd term on council and is also component of the water and sewer advert hoc committee. He’s lived in Thunderbolt for 14 years and is a working towards clinical psychologist.
Lawrence Ward (incumbent)
David P. Crenshaw (incumbent)
Council member (3 seats):
Elaine McGruder has lived on Tybee’s north end for just about 3 many years. She at present serves on the city’s planning committee. McGruder is retired but labored as a criminal defense legal professional for 25 many years. She served on the Atlanta City Council from 1979 to 1989. She is most anxious about high quality of existence difficulties.
Monty Parks (Incumbent) has been on Tybee’s council for two phrases. Prior to that he chaired the Tybee planning commission and served on quite a few other city committees. Parks life in the mid-island spot and is an lively volunteer with several nonprofit corporations.
Marie Rodriguez has lived on the island for practically 30 yrs and served on the ethics commission right before managing for council. Rodriguez is a pet-sitter and fundraised for the city’s animal handle developing. She has helped spay and neuter almost 1,000 cats. She was also formerly a civilian liaison for the Tybee Island law enforcement office.
Michael “Spec” Hosti (Incumbent) is in his second stint on Tybee Town Council, owning beforehand served in the 1990s. He’s been a Tybee Island resident given that 1956 and is a co-operator of the Cockspur Grill. Hosti retired from the National Park Assistance at Fort Pulaski right after doing work there for 38 yrs.
Brian West is a healthcare expert and taught healthcare administration for five many years at South College. He’s lived on Tybee for 11 yrs in the mid-island place and is concerned about island progress.
Jimmy Hungerpiller (Incumbent) has served as the Vernonburg main executive for 18 several years. Hungerpiller reported he lived in the town for most of his existence. He’s now retired and spends time with his spouse and children and addresses group fears. One of the major problems inhabitants have, he claimed, is the cleanliness of the Vernon River, the watershed the town borders.
has served on council for eight yrs and is effective as an opthamologist. He is lived in the city for 19 several years and wishes to safeguard the river and the standard way of lifestyle in Vernonburg.
Josh Mckenzie (Incumbent) has been on council for two yrs and has lived in Vernonburg for seven. He works as a radiation oncologist and is concerned about public basic safety, environmental protection and the common nicely-getting of citizens.
Laura Lawton (Incumbent) is a retired educator and has been on council for two decades. She’s a lifetime resident of Vernonburg and advocates for general public protection and environmental protection.
Holmes Bell (Incumbent) works as a civil engineer and has served eight years on council. He is been a resident for 13 several years and champions environmental security.
Nancy Guan is the basic assignment reporter covering Chatham County municipalities. Attain her at [email protected] or on Twitter @nancyguann.