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Zack Bowen qualifies for Tattnall County District 5 County Commissioner
Zack Bowen
Zack Bowen

Zack Bowen formally qualified as a candidate for Commissioner of Tattnall County’s 5th District. Born and raised in Tattnall County, Zack is a lifelong Georgia resident.  He grew up attending Elza Baptist Church, and his parents, Jim and Ann Bowen, instilled integrity, responsibility, and a strong work ethic in him. As a teenager, he worked for Senator Jack Hill and learned the importance of serving and giving back to the community.  In his mid-twenties, Zack moved to the coast to pursue his quest to become a professional fisherman. Through hard work and determination, he worked his way up from a deckhand to eventually owning and operating his own offshore charter fishing business for over 20 years. Because of his success and dedication, he was appointed to multiple advisory panels to represent the for-hire and recreational fishermen.

After five years of service, he was nominated by Governor Nathan Deal and appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to serve as one of 13 voting members on the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.  He served two terms representing Georgia’s for-hire and recreational fishermen.  Through this role, he always took the time to meet and gather information and feedback from his constituents, including leading public meetings, to ensure he was voting in their best interest.  He also learned how to deal with differing opinions from a variety of stakeholders and developed solutions to resolve conflicts.  He learned the issues quickly and worked with others to recommend regulations to improve fishing opportunities from the Outer Banks of North Carolina down to the Florida Keys.

During the winter months, he began to experiment in the construction business as a means to stay busy and supplement his income during the fishing off-season. As his construction opportunities grew, he started his own commercial construction business, BCS of Georgia, LLC, and eventually retired from the fishing business.  BCS of Georgia started very small, but it now provides jobs for over 40 people and leads major projects across Georgia and South Carolina.

Zack’s pride and joy is his 15-year-old son, Reid (named after Reidsville), who is a sophomore at BC in Savannah and inspires Zack to work to create a better future with more opportunities for all.  In his spare time, Zack is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying bowhunting, fishing, farming, and spending time with his two dogs, Tucker and Lil Bit.  He is a member of the Richard T. Turner Lodge #116   In 2021, Zack returned to Reidsville, purchased his family’s land, and built his permanent home.

“As an experienced and successful business owner, I look forward to using my knowledge and work ethic to benefit all the residents and taxpayers of Tattnall County.  I will use my experience in managing budgets, teams, and construction projects to make informed decisions that best serve the residents.  I’ve enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with many of you over the past months and pledge to continue to do so throughout my tenure as County Commissioner.  I will always make myself available to you.  If elected, I promise to take the job and responsibility that comes with it very seriously, serve with honor and integrity, and dedicate myself to the position full time.  I humbly ask for your vote and support during the primary election on May 21, 2024.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.  I would like to hear from you, and I can be reached at (912) 398-3733 or

“And remember, the future of Tattnall County begins with you,” said Zack.

Zack Bowen