Linda Bryant

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Linda Bryant
Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 78
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
J.D.College of William and Mary
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Place of birthSpringfield, VA
ProfessionCommonwealth's Attorney
Campaign website
Linda Bryant was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 78 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


Bryant went to the University of Virginia, where she studied history and Spanish, before attending law school at the College of William and Mary. She worked in the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, working to the position of Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney. She started a unit focused on prosecuting the internet solicitation of minors. She also worked as an adjunct professor at the College of William and Mary. After completing law school, Bryant served in the U.S. Army. She was a Captain in the 7th Transportation Group, a Major in the Reserves, and as a legal adviser to her superior officers and military families.[2]


Campaign themes


Bryant’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Bipartisan Leadership

Excerpt: "I reject the extreme policies of both parties. I approach leadership in a way that is very much like Senator Mark Warner, focusing on practical solutions—not ideological battles. I’ll work with anyone who has a good idea that solves a problem, whether they’re a Republican or a Democrat."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "We need to attract businesses to Chesapeake that will create jobs, improve property values and strengthen our local economy. However, an increase in businesses, homes and apartment volume without the transportation infrastructure to support it will lead to more congestion and hurt our quality of life."

  • Supporting Our Port

Excerpt: "Norfolk is one of only three ports on the East Coast primed to handle the larger vessels which will soon pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal. Virginia must seize this opportunity to make Norfolk the best port for businesses by making vital investments in our port, roads and rail infrastructure."

  • Advocating for Virginia Businesses

Excerpt: "As your Delegate, I will push for the legislature to remove unnecessary regulations that hurt Virginia’s competitiveness and prevent businesses from growing. We can protect consumers while supporting business owners who work hard, have high ethical standards, and will create jobs and contribute to our local economy."

  • Quality Education

Excerpt: "A strong public school system and world class colleges and universities are essential for attracting businesses that want to locate in a region with a highly skilled workforce. Chesapeake area home values improve when we have top notch public education. As your Delegate, I’ll fight to cut bureaucratic waste so we can focus resources on excellent classroom education."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Bryant ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 78. Bryant ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic primary. She was defeated by Jay Leftwich (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 78 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Leftwich 57.1% 13,770
     Democratic Linda Bryant 39.1% 9,430
     Libertarian Dan J. Foster 3.7% 889
     Other Write-in 0.1% 23
Total Votes 24,112



In 2013, Bryant’s endorsements included the following:

  • LGBT Democrats of Virginia[5]
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia[6]
  • Virginia National Organization for Women PAC[7]
  • The Farm Team[8]


Bryant and her husband, Scott, have one child. Bryant lives in Chesapeake, VA.[9]

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