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District 4 vote: Lynda Morse
Lynda Morse
Lynda Morse
Age: 61
Family: Married 42 years; two grown sons, grandchildren
Work experience: Previously a hair salon owner, real estate broker; currently semi-retired
Education: Chatham County public schools
Civic activities: Volunteer with Memorial Hospital, the Special Olympics, CASA, former chairperson for The Parent & Child Festival of Trees Children’s Experience
Political experience: Never held elected office. Parliamentarian for the Georgia Federation of Republican Women, member of Savannah Area Republican Women, member of Chatham County Republican Party and Bryan County Republican Party.
It’s time for a change on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, said Lynda Morse, who is running for the District 4 seat as a write-in candidate with the hopes of being that change agent.
“We’ve got to have something besides the good ol’ boy network,” she said.
Morse threw her hat into the ring for the District 4 seat after her husband, Chris, lost the Republican primary for the seat in July. She said she felt as if “the current lack of respect for the taxpayer will continue” if either Butch Broome or Carter Infinger win the seat.
She also said the Bryan County Commission seats have been consistently held by a small “self-serving group with an elitist attitude.”
“I don’t think we’ll get change,” if the opposition wins, she said.
A born and bred Savannah woman, Morse and her husband moved to Richmond Hill in 1997 because it was close to the water and the city she calls home.
“I can’t imagine being far from Savannah,” she said.
If elected to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, Morse said she will work on bringing more industry to the area to increase revenue from a source other than taxpayer wallets.
Besides attracting an industrial park to bring revenues and jobs to Bryan County, Morse said she will work to ensure accountability and transparency in government, strengthen services for seniors and youths, prioritize projects and better manage the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) fund, among other things. 
Morse also said if she is elected, she will work to open up communications with the Bryan County Board of Education and the Richmond Hill City Council.
Although she’s never run for office before, Morse said she’s qualified to be a Bryan County Commissioner because she has a long resume of local political activism. She is a member of some statewide and local groups representing Republican women, and is a member of both the Chatham and Bryan Republican parties. 
Morse also said that she attends Bryan County Board of Commissioner meetings and has observed how to run county government.
“I’ve been to enough [meetings] to see how it works and how to make things come together,” she said.
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