Savannah Representatives, Voters: Coastal Issues Matter Statewide

Feb 9, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, we take the show on the road to Savannah, thanks to an invitation from the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia.  Before a live audience, our panelists discussed news and issues in the Savannah area that have statewide implications.  Should the Talmadge name be stripped off the bridge that crosses over the gateway to the ever-growing Port of Savannah?  How do residents and local officials feel about the possibility of oil drilling just offshore?  We also talk about how funding is doled out for transportation issues facing the state as well as the future of rural healthcare and internet.  Plus, will a "blue wave" this year include Democrats retaking the governor's seat and, what are the challenges for a south Georgian seeking one of the state's constitutionally-elected offices?

Jim Galloway and Susan Catron on a break between Political Rewind segments.
Credit Olivia Reingold

Panelists:

AJC Lead Political Reporter Jim GallowaySavannah Morning News Executive Editor Susan CatronFormer State Senators and Gubernatorial Candidate Eric JohnsonFormer State Legislator and Labor Secretary Al Scott Special Guests:Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Carol BellFormer Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson