SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Jaycees hosted a virtual roundtable discussion Monday evening with candidates running in the Jan. 5 runoff and local leaders.
Moderator Charles “Bo” Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, led the discussion about the many impacts this election will have locally and across the Peach State.
“This is one of the most impactful elections in recent history. As we have seen, every vote really does matter and it is our goal to educate our communities, and to provide a space for voters to learn about the people that may be representing them in the coming year,” said Savannah Jaycees President LeAndrea Mikell. “The Savannah Jaycees have a history of civic engagement and a passion for service to our community. All of the candidates were invited and given the option to send a representative.”
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and Chatham County Commission Chairman-elect Chester Ellis joined Bowen first to talk about the local impacts of the election:
Candidates Georgia Public Service Commission District 4, GOP incumbent Lauren “Bubba” McDonald and Democrat Daniel Blackman followed. The two shared a heated exchange on Plant Vogtle and other topics:
A surrogate for Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democratic challenger running against Sen. Kelly Loeffler, encouraged voter turnout:
The Savannah Jaycees, comprised of local young adults, has served the community since 1942, working on its mission to “inspire leadership growth through community involvement.”