This year, the Mayor and all members of the Savannah City Council are seeking re-election with one exception. Attorney Tom Bordeaux has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Alderman At-Large Post 2 seat. Before being elected to City Council, Bordeaux, a Democrat, served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007. Bordeaux is now among the many wellknown Savannah community leaders who have endorsed Brian Foster for the At-Large Post 2 City Council seat.
Foster is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has worked in the financial industry for 45 years. Foster retired earlier this year after servicing as an executive at C & S Bank, NationsBank, and Bank of America. He was the founding President of First Chatham Bank and worked as a community volunteer with the Rotary Club of Savannah, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, the Savannah Community Housing Services Agency, the Telfair, Union Mission, Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Economic Development Authority and several other organizations.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Savannah Tech Foundation. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 42 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The Fosters are members of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.
Brian Foster has been a respected business and community leader for many years. We note that the Foster campaign for City Council is chaired by Don Waters, Chairman of Brasseler USA and a member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The campaign cochairs are Bill Stiles, President of Old Savannah City Mission, Dr. Frank Rossiter, and retired businessman Don Cole. Tim Mackey, a leader of ILA Local 1414, serves as a Campaign Advisor.
We are supporting Foster because he has a proven record of success. He has worked well over the years with all sectors of the Savannah Community, including Mayor Jackson. We recall that Foster was the white business leader who helped Mayor Edna Jackson lead both the SPLOST and ESPLOST Campaigns that have helped pay for many community improvement projects as well as new and improved schools.
We, at The Savannah
Tribune, believe that Brian Foster is the best choice for Alderman At- Large Post 2.
The current members of the Savannah City Council are: Mayor Edna Jackson; Alderman At-Large Post 1 Carol Bell; Alderman At-Large Post 2 We recommend Brian Foster to replace Tom Bordeaux who is not seeking re-election; District 1 Alderman Van R. Johnson; District 2 Alderman Mary Osborne; District 3 Alderman John Hall; District 4 Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague; District 5 Alderman Estella Edwards Shabazz; and District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas.