Meet Your Candidate

Marc Anthony Smith was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1966 to Rose Marie Overstreet Smith and Amos Smith. He attended Ramah Parochial School as well as Savannah Junior Academy for elementary and middle school respectively. For high school, he attended Georgia Cumberland Academy in Calhoun, Georgia. 

Subsequently, Marc entered the United States Navy and later served in the Naval Reserve. He served on the USS Forestal CV-59, USS James Madison SSBN-627 (Blue), the USS Orion AS-18, and the Coopmine Unit 2209 as a Quarter Master. He also served with the Inshore Boat Unit 27 as an Administration Petty Officer.  

Marc graduated from Savannah State University (SSU) in 1995 as a Political Science major and a History minor. He was active on campus, being a part of student associations such as the Student Government Association as well as the Pre-Law Club. Under Dr. Samuel Williams, Sr, he took part of Community Outreach programs as well. While at SSU, Marc also interned with Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney.

Marc has tirelessly worked as a civil servant in Savannah, Georgia, in a diverse field of positions. He was employed under the Savannah-Chatham Public School System (SCCPSS) at Riley Learning Center School for designated felons from 1999-2004. He then served for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department from 2005-2010. Finally, before retiring, he worked for the SCCPSS Board of Education Police Department from 2010-2015. 

Marc has remained active within the Savannah community. He is a member of the Omar Temple No. 21 PHA Shriners of Savannah, GA, as well as the local chapter of Phi Beta Sigma: Tau Beta Sigma, which are both dedicated in giving back to the community, whether through providing scholarships, hosting a plethora of fundraisers, as well as running a multitude of drives. As a member of the American Legion Post 500, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4392, he helps advocate for veterans and their rights. Marc also serves as an Associate Pastor for Faith Missionary Baptist Church under Reverend Dr. Samuel Williams, Sr. 

Marc has been a proud parent of his daughter, Mina Smith. Through his daughter, he has been able to experience the current state of the school system in Savannah. His daughter has attended Heard Elementary School, Garrison School for the Arts, as well as Savannah Arts Academy. She is currently enrolled at New York University.