Sammy Tostensen, Commissioner, District 1

Phone Number: (912) 269-0470

Professional Experience:

Tostensen began his career in 1977 with the Glynn County Sheriff’s office which eventually led to his service as the Chief Investigator for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s Office. In 1984 he ran successfully to serve as Glynn County Clerk of Superior Court. After his service as clerk, he went on to open The Tostensen Company, a civil court process serving company that he is still the owner and operator of today.

Government Experience: 

Former Glynn County Clerk of Superior Court

Education: Valdosta State University


Tostensen is married to the former Karen Hodges of Millen, GA, a retired educator. He has two sons; Sam, and Tad, who is married to the former Melody Jump of Brunswick, GA.  He also has one grandson, Thomas Hodges Tostensen, Jr. Sammy and his family are members of First Baptist Church of Brunswick.

Initial Commission Term Began: January 2021