Former state lawmaker plans to run for Mayor of Savannah

Regina Thomas-Mayoral candidate (Campaign photo)

Regina Thomas, who served in the state legislature for more than a dozen years has decided to run for Mayor of Savannah.

Thomas is holding the first of four campaign announcements Friday morning at 10 a.m. at Waters Avenue and 37th Street.

The others are scheduled for the Hudson Hill area, Downtown and the Southside. Dates and locations for those will be announced later.

According to her press release, Mrs. Thomas says that her campaign will be focused on "issues not persons or personalities". She is vowing to be the candidate for ALL citizens in Savannah. Her platform includes plans to target crime, expand economic opportunities and provide services for seniors and youth. She also has goals to build partnerships to help our education system, neighborhoods and special needs citizens.

She represented the 2nd District in the State Senate from 2000 to 2009.

She also served in the House of Representatives in District 148 from 1994 to 1998.

The Savannah native also ran for Savannah Mayor in 2011 and lost in a race that was ultimately won by Edna Jackson.

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