Yusuf Shabazz announced his candidacy for Chatham County Commission District 5 Wednesday April 18 at the Old Chatham County Courthouse, 124 Bull St.
Shabazz is a married father of four who has been married for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Savannah State University and holds bachelor’s degree from SSU in civil engineering. Shabazz has never held office, but has been involved in major community issues. “ I have worked on several major campaigns and political issues within the community; I am always in the forefront,” Shabazz said a
Shabazz is also the owner of Shabazz Seafood restaurant and has worked on several major engineering projects, culminating in over 20 years of engineering experience.
Shabazz’s main goals if elected to office will be promoting job development, developing affordable housing, improving infrastructure, initiating crime-prevention programs, strengthening government-citizen communication, increasing the involvement with seniors and supporting the early release of nonviolent offenders.