Current Tybee councilman enters name into mayoral race

Wanda Doyle running for Tybee Island mayor

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - Another member of Tybee Island City Council throwing her hat into the ring to run for mayor.

Wanda Doyle has been a long-time member of city council for Tybee, serving citizens on the island for the last 14 years.

She says infrastructure and water and beach renourishment will be some of the main priorities that she will focus if elected.

"I think this is my time, and I know that I have the experience to move the island forward. To work on infrastructure, public safety, whatever it might me,” Doyle said.

Doyle also says one of her goals would be to work with the fire department to get more staff for the new fire chief.

“We need that staff, and those people would cross train to work on the beach, to do Ocean Rescue,” she said. “As you know, we’ve had issues with the sand bar, so we want to make sure we are providing all the safety that we possibly can, and how people guard that sand bar, or whatever it takes.”

Last month, current Mayor Jason Buelterman announced he will not seek re-election.

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