Linda Wilder Bryan announces re-election bid for Savannah Council District 3

Linda Wilder Bryan
Linda Wilder Bryan

Current Savannah City Council District 3 Alderwoman Linda Wilder Bryan has announced she will be pursuing re-election to her current seat.

Wilder Bryan is currently in her first term as the District 3 representative, after defeating longtime incumbent John Hall in a tight race in 2019. This year, she has two challengers.


Wilder Bryan is a local community activist and a retired environmental health and safety coordinator for Interfor US Inc.

Wilder Bryan's activism prior to being elected to council included work with anti-gun violence groups, including Mothers of Murdered Sons as well as her own non-profit LB4 and After Foundation, named to honor her late son, Lawrence Bryan IV, who was killed in a shooting in Savannah in 2015.


Wilder Bryan says she hopes to continue to be a community resource for the 3rd District, aiming to keep the line of communication open for resident concerns.

Wilder Bryan said housing affordability will be a priority should she be elected for a second term, specifically bridging the gap between developers and residents with the goal of finding a happy medium. She says helping people experiencing homelessness is high on the list as well.

Wilder Bryan also said she hopes to "get back to the basics" of city governance, by prioritizing infrastructure needs and making sure that the residents of the 3rd District have a voice.

"I want to continue to be Linda. I want to work with everybody, because this isn't just about Linda. It's about the needs of everybody in the 3rd District."

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Savannah's District 3 Alderwoman Linda Wilder Bryan seeks re-election