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Candidate plans run for commission

5/17/2012

By LOUIE BROGDON
The Brunswick News

Jekyll Island Authority media specialist and former Brunswick News reporter Anna Hall announced Tuesday she will run for the city's representative on the Glynn County Commission.

Hall, 28, joined three others who are seeking the District 5 seat. Commissioner Jerome Clark, who currently holds the office, is not seeking reelection.

Originally from Gwinnett County, Hall moved to Brunswick in 2007 and left in 2009 to pursue a master's degree. After graduate school, she returned in May 2011.

Hall, who is running as a Republican, said Tuesday she decided to seek office because she has a unique insight into the needs of the city and the county.

Cooperation is one of her key issues.

"The county and the city need to cooperate and communicate more effectively, to look at the bigger picture for the health and happiness of our community," Hall said.

Creating a balanced business environment that promotes large and small businesses is another one of Hall's goals, and she wants to keep public safety a priority.

The District 5 race is, so far, the busiest for the county commission.

Resident Gary Cook, 52, small business owner Robbie Tucker, 38, and Habitat for Humanity employee Tashawnta Wells, 28, have also announced they will seek the office.

The District 5 seat is the only one of the seven county commission seats currently occupied by a Democrat.

Cook is the only Democratic candidate to announce.

Clark and commissioners Tom Sublett and Amy Callaway have publicly stated that they will not seek reelection.

The four-year terms of the commissioners will expire at the end of December.

Qualifying for the July primaries is May 23-25.

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