Meet the Candidate

Biography

Tremaine “Teddy” Reese was born and raised in the very small town of Gordon, Georgia, and became the first in his family to attend a college or university. He currently resides in Columbus, Georgia where he works closely with the local community on a range of boards and grassroots projects. He is a Life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Albany State University National Alumni Association. He currently serves on the Planning Advisory Council for the City of Columbus and formerly served as the Chair of the Annual Black History Month Observance Breakfast Committee.

 

In 2003, Teddy graduated from Albany State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He later graduated with a Master in Public Administration from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia in 2005 and in May 2012 he graduated Cum Laude from Florida A&M University College of Law.

 

While at Albany State University, Teddy served as Student Government Association President for two consecutive terms (2001-2002, 2002-2003) and also served as Vice President of the Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is proud and honored to have served as the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Chair for the 2011-2012 year, the Student Bar Association President at Florida A&M University College of Law for the 2011-2012 year and as a Staff Editor on the Florida A&M University College of Law, Law Review.

Some of his previous employers include GEICO Corporate, Wilkinson County, Georgia, and the City of Atlanta. While working with the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Teddy served as a Staff Attorney and Director of Community Engagement from 2013 to 2017 and later worked with The Wright Legal Group as a Senior Attorney from 2017-2018. He is now the principal owner and managing attorney of The Reese Firm, LLC.

 

In 2014 he was named to Columbus and the Valley Magazine, Top 5 Under 40 Young Professionals, Rural Leader Magazine, Top Professional Under 40 for 2016 and Georgia Trend Magazine 2016 Top 40 Under 40. He also graduated with the 2014 Class of Young Game Changers through Georgia Forward and with the Leadership Georgia Class of 2015.

 

He enjoys volunteering and working for the betterment of others, fishing, traveling, reading and playing softball. Mr. Reese is married to Dr. Chasity Reese, who is a Family Medicine Physician with Piedmont Physicians at Northside, and they have one daughter, Catherine Louise Reese.

Boards & Appointments

➢ Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Advisory Board, 2017 - Present

➢ Midtown, Inc., Board of Directors, 2016 - Present

➢ Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. National Board of Directors, 2018 - Present

➢ Columbus Consolidated Government, Planning Advisory Commission, 2017 - Present

➢ Columbus Consolidated Government, Community Development Advisory Council, 2014 - 2017

➢ Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals, Board of Directors, 2013 – 2016

➢ Columbus Consolidated Government, Liberty District Planning Committee, 2018 - Present

Accomplishments & Memberships

➢ Urban League of Greater Columbus, Millennial Trailblazer Award, 2017

➢ Interim Chair, Community Development Advisory Council, Columbus Consolidated Government, 2016

➢ Georgia Trend Magazine 2016, Top 40 Under 40

➢ Rural Leader Magazine, Top 40 Under 40, June 2016 (Including Top Honoree, 2016)

➢ Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Governmental Affairs Chair, 2016

➢ Chair, Community Development Advisory Council, Columbus Consolidated Government, 2017 

➢ Fountain City Bar Association, Member 2016 - Present

➢ Fountain City Bar Association, Vice President 2016 - 2017

➢ Columbus Bar Association

➢ Columbus, GA, Inn of Court, 

➢ Columbus and the Valley Magazine, Top 5 Under 40 Young Professionals, October 2014

➢ Leadership Georgia, Class of 2015

➢ Georgia Forward, Young Game Changers, Class of 2014

➢ Ledger Inquirer Feature, Teddy Reese: Changing the Game, July 2014

➢ State Bar of Georgia, iCivic Committee, Presidential Appointment, 2014 - Present

➢ State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council

➢ State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Director of ABA Involvement

➢ American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, National Conference Team

➢ American Bar Association, Gun Violence Committee, Presidential Appointment by American Bar Association President William Hubbard, 2014-2015

➢ Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc., Life Member

➢ Albany State University, National Alumni Association, Life Member

➢ Family Action Network, State of Georgia Everyday Hero Awardee, 2013

➢ American Bar Association, Legal Education Task-force, Presidential Appointment by American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows, 2012-2015

➢ American Bar Association, Law Student Division Advisory Council, Chair, 2012-2013

➢ American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law

➢ American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law, Diversity Law Committee, Member

➢ American Bar Association, Center for Human Rights, Seminar Participant

➢ American Bar Association, Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Seminar Participant

➢ National Black Law Students Association, Alumni Adviser, 2012-2013

➢ National Bar Association 

➢ Florida A&M University College of Law, Dean’s List, Spring 2011 & Fall 2011

➢ Student Bar Association President, Florida A&M University College of Law, 2011-2012

➢ National Bar Association, Academic and Leadership Achievement Award, 2012

➢ National Black Law Student Association, Leadership Award, 2012 ➢ Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Diversity Scholarship Award, 2012

➢ Florida A&M University Environmental Law Symposium, Planning Committee

➢ Published Article: The ACF Water Crisis, Florida A&M University Law Review 2012

➢ Semi- Finalist, National Presidential Management Fellow Program, 2006

➢ Student Government Association President, Albany State University, June 2001- May 2003

➢ State of Georgia Outstanding Citizen, 2002

➢ National Association of Student Affairs Personnel, Leadership Award, 2003

➢ Thurgood Marshall Presidential Award, 2002 ➢ Grand Marshall, Albany State University Centennial Parade, 2002

➢ Georgia Secretary of State Advisory Council, 2001- 2003

➢ Habitat for Humanity, 2000- 2003

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PO Box 5974

Columbus, GA 31906

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