Tammy Stokes for Superior Court Judge

OFF THE RECORD

Off the Record is a weekly blog written by Tammy Stokes, candidate for Chatham County Superior Court Judge. Tammy loves serving the community from the bench, but her life experiences off the bench inform her work. In Off the Record we get a glimpse of her world as she shares personal thoughts, reflections, and memories about Savannah, her community and public service, and sometimes the law.

OFF THE RECORD

Off the Record is a weekly blog written by Tammy Stokes, candidate for Chatham County Superior Court Judge. Tammy currently serves as the Chief Judge of Chatham County’s Recorder’s Court. She loves serving the community from the bench, but her life experiences off the bench inform her work. In Off the Record we get a glimpse of her world as she shares personal thoughts, reflections, and memories about Savannah, her community and public service, and sometimes the law.

Voting

On Tuesday, November 4, 1980, I sat in a dorm room in Creswell Hall on the University of Georgia campus with my Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters. Our eyes were glued to a sixteen-inch television screen watching the presidential election returns for President Jimmy Carter …

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Full Circle

I was a very active high school student. I cheered, participated in clubs, was voted most popular and best all-around, and crowned homecoming queen. Looking back, I realize that it was my time running track under the leadership of track coaches Carl Middleton and Charlie …

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Gwendolyn Goodman

Answering Savannah Morning News columnist Wanda Lloyd’s challenge to readers to “speak the names of at least three [women] who are…sheroes in this community,” I raise up the name of Gwendolyn P. Goodman (1936-2004). Gwendolyn Goodman was a three-term City of Savannah Alderwoman and the …

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Sister Love

Having celebrated my sister’s birthday a couple of days ago, this quote captured my attention. “A sister is a female sibling: the woman with whom you share your childhood, your secrets, and your clothes; the only person able to love you, protect you, and bother …

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