Savannah attorney Tony Center, son of former Savannah City Alderman Leo Center, and Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Committee, qualified to run for Chatham County Commission District 3.
District 3 is presently represented by Pat Shay. Shay decided not to run for re-election.
“I hope to bring to the commission the same intensity of research, questioning, and resolution that I apply to my clients’ cases. My goal is to make County government more attentive, more responsive, and more efficient. I want Chatham County citizens to be proud of their government,” Center said.
Center, 62, is a native born Savannahnian. He attended public schools, graduated from Savannah High, and won an academic scholarship to college. He practiced law in Atlanta where in 1992 he won the Democratic Primary to oppose Newt Gingrich for Congress. Center has been a trial lawyer since graduating the University of Georgia law school in 1975. He served as General Counsel to a national telecommunications company. Since moving home to Savannah in 2001, Center has stayed active in politics. He twice ran for Congress, then was elected and now serves as Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Committee, where he set records in fundraising, recruiting candidates, and party attendance. “My strengths are organization, learning the facts, and understanding the issues. I intend to campaign vigorously and engage the electorate. Should I be elected, I look forward to serving thecitizensof Chatham County, particularly of the third district,” Center stated.
Center is still organizing his campaign team. Jolene Byrne and Janice Shay will manage Center’s campaign.
For more information contact Tony Center 912- 233-9696 or TonyCenter@comcast.net.