Local News

5/1/2012

Candidate plans run for commission

By LOUIE BROGDON

The Brunswick News

A small business owner has entered the race to become the District 5 representative for the Glynn County Commission.

Robbie Tucker, owner of Ironman Wrecker Service, announced Monday he would seek election to the seat occupied by Commissioner Jerome Clark, who is not seeking reelection.

Tucker, 38, said he decided to step into the political area for the first time so he could serve his city and county.

"As a lifelong resident of Glynn County and small business owner, I have received many benefits from our community and desire, at this time, to give back to our community," Tucker said.

Citing his knowledge of the community and a strong work ethic, Tucker said he would seek to bring transparency and honesty to the commission.

"I have observed the good, bad and ugly in the city and county. I have no specific agenda other than bringing our county to a period of transparency, honesty and integrity," Tucker said. "Job creation, clean industry and establishing a solid tax base will enable our city and county to move forward with good underpinnings."

Tucker, who said he would run as a Republican, is one of two candidates seeking the commission seat.

Tashawnta Wells, 28, an employee of administrative services for Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County and chief financial officer of the Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus, also announced she would run.

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

Clark and commissioners Tom Sublett and Amy Callaway have announced they would not seek reelection. The four-year terms of the commissioners will expire at the end of December.

Qualifying for the July primaries is at the end of May.