Attorney Tom Bordeaux To Run For Judge For Chatham County Probate Court


Attorney Ton Bordeaux
Attorney Ton Bordeaux

Tom Bordeaux, a Savannah lawyer with over 35 years of experience, will run for Judge of the Chatham County Probate Court in the election to be held this spring. Attorney Bordeaux already has a long record of public service, having represented a majority African-American district in the Georgia House of Representatives for 16 years(1990-2006) and, more recently, as alderman at-large on the Savannah City Council,serving during Mayor Edna Jackson’s administration.As a State Representative, Bordeaux chaired the House Judiciary Committee,which at the time was widely considered to be the hardest-working and most-respected committee in the legislature. Locally, Bordeaux’s tenure in the legislature is remembered mostly for his attention to details and his responsiveness to constituents’needs. The Savannah Bar Association recognized Bordeaux with the “Robbie E.Robinson Award” for his service.“My years in the courthouse as a practicing attorney and my time in the state house and at City Hall have all taught me the skills that a judge needs. A judgedoesn’t just need to know and understand the law – he or she needs to know and understand the problems that people face everyday, and how, as judge, you can make their lives easier and better,” Attorney Bordeaux said. “I hope to have an opportunity to do just that.”Bordeaux, a Savannah native, is a graduate of Savannah High and the Universityof Georgia. He is married to the Rev. Nelle Bordeaux, an associate minister at Wesley Monumental

United Methodist Church. They have two children, a daughter who attends-1- Savannah Arts Academy, and a son who attends Jenkins High School.The judgeship election will be held this May 24. It is a nonpartisan position. The current Probate Court Judge, Harris Lewis, is retiring and not seeking re-election


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