Local News

4/11/2012

Candidate to seek Glynn board spot

By LOUIE BROGDON

The Brunswick News

A second candidate has announced an intention to seek the District 5 Glynn County Commission post to replace Commissioner Jerome Clark.

Tashawnta Wells, 28, announced Tuesday she is seeking the seat to represent the city on the county commission.

"I really want to give back to my community. I've been here all my life, and I want to serve," Wells said.

Clark announced last month, as did commissioners Tom Sublett and Amy Callaway, that he would not seek reelection. The four-year terms of the commissioners will expire at the end of December.

Wells, who is set to graduate from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a bachelor's degree in business this fall, was inspired to enter the political arena after visiting the Georgia State Capitol with the Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus.

Wells, an employee of administrative services for Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County, said a primary focus will be housing in the city. She wants to take down dilapidated houses and work to get more residents on track to becoming home-owners.

Wells said she would also bring more jobs to the community and support police.

The chief financial officer of the Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus, she will qualify for the seat - the only one of the seven county commission seats currently in Democratic hands - as a Republican.

Brunswick native Bernie Fulton, pastor of Salt and Light Family Ministry, has also announced plans to run for the District 5 post.

Qualifying for the July primaries will be at the end of May.