On Thursday March 10th, the Hon. Judge Tammy Cox-Stokes swore in Joseph J Steffen, Jr. as the Chairman of the Chatham County Elections Board.
The ceremony took place Stokes’s chambers in the Chatham County Courthouse.
This is the first time in recent memory the 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans elected to that Board were able to unanimously select a Chairman the last being Dick Richardson a generation ago. Steffen is currently The Director of Legal and Government Relations for Savannah State University. He is a Graduate of Wake Forest University and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law ( William & Mary ).
He previously served as Chair of the Savannah Historic Review Board and as a two-term City Councilman (Virginia).
Steffen and his wife Janet live in Baldwin Park with their two young children Amelie and Liam.