William Doyle

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William Doyle
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Vermont Senate Washington District
Incumbent
In office
1969 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 45
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader
2013-present
Senate Minority Leader
2010 - 2013
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1968
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Master'sColumbia University
Ph.D.Columbia University
Personal
BirthdayMay 8, 1926
Place of birthNew York City, NY
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William T. Doyle (b. May 8, 1926) is a Republican member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Washington District. He was first elected to the chamber in 1968. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader. He served as Minority Leader from 2010 to 2013.

Biography

Doyle earned his B.A. from Princeton University in 1949. He went on to receive his M.A. from Columbia University in 1955. He then earned his EdD from Columbia University in 1960.

Doyle has worked as an author and publisher. He was a teacher for Lawrenceville School from 1949 to 1950. He then taught at Montclair Academy from 1955 to 1958. In 1958 he began working as Professor of Government and History for Johnson State College. He has worked there ever since.

Doyle's political experience began with his service on the School Board from 1964 to 1968. He was a delegate at the Republican National Convention in 1976 and again in 1988.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Doyle served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
Education
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Doyle served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Doyle served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

William Doyle endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Washington has three senators. Incumbent Ann Cummings, incumbent Anthony Pollina and Sandra Gaffney are unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent William Doyle, Pat McDonald and Dexter Lefavour are unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Doyle won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Washington District. Doyle was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Doyle ran for re-election to the 24th District Seat (Washington District) in 2010. He ran against David Harrington, and Ed Larson in the primary. He defeated David Harrington (R), Ed Larson (R), Donny Osman (D), and Gaelan Brown (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Vermont State Senate, Washington District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Cummings (D) 12,213
Green check mark transparent.png William "Bill" Doyle (R) 11,971
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Pollina (D) 5,674
Donny Osman (D) 8,569
Ed Larson (D) 7,791
David Harrington (R) 7,175
Gaelan Brown (I) 2,270

2008

On November 4, 2008, Doyle won re-election by finishing third for the three-seat Washington District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 15,089 votes behind Republican Phillip Scott (15,763) and Democrat Ann Cummings (15,291) and ahead of Democrats Kimberley Cheney (11,637) and Laura Moore (10,847), Republican John Gilligan (5,660), Progressive John Block (3,489), Libertarian Dwight Duke (1,126), and write-ins (53).[6]

Doyle raised $16,437 for his campaign, against $18,018 by Scott, $7,002 by Cummings, $16,437 by Doyle, $5,940 by Cheney, $26,444 by Moore, and $1,655 by Bloch.[7]

Vermont State Senate, Washington District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Scott (R) 15,763
Green check mark transparent.png Ann Cummings (D) 15,291
Green check mark transparent.png William Doyle (R) 15,089
Kimberley Cheney (D) 11,637
Laura Moore (D) 10,847
John Gilligan (R) 5,660
John Bloch (P) 3,489
Dwight Duke (L) 1,126
Write-ins 53

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Doyle is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Doyle raised a total of $56,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

William Doyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $13,022
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $26,824
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $16,437
Grand Total Raised $56,283

2012

Doyle won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Doyle raised a total of $13,022.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Doyle's campaign in 2012
Doyle, William$5,000
Winthrop, Smith$1,000
Doyle, Alfred & Unreadable$500
Campaign Research Center$250
Comcast$200
Total Raised in 2012$13,022
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Doyle received $26,824 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Doyle's campaign in 2010
Doyle, Bill$2,200
Doyle, William$2,000
Contributions By Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$2,000
Washington County Republican Cmte$1,000
Barre Town Republican Cmte$500
Total Raised in 2010 $26,824

2008

Doyle raised $16,437 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[10]

Donor Amount
William Doyle $5,500
Winthrop Smith, Jr. $500
Alfred Doyle $500
Rock of Ages $250

Voting record

2011-2012

The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[11] Here's how Doyle voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing
N Y Y N N Y N Y Y

Personal

Doyle and his wife, Olene, have three children.

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