|Vermont Senate Washington District|
|1969 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||45|
|Assistant Minority Leader|
|Senate Minority Leader|
|2010 - 2013|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 1968|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||May 8, 1926|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
Doyle earned his B.A. from Princeton University in 1949. He went on to receive his MA 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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Doyle served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Doyle served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Doyle served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Operations|
- 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.
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
|William Doyle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$13,022|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$26,824|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$16,437|
|Grand Total Raised||$56,283|
2012Doyle 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, Alfred & Unreadable||$500|
|Campaign Research Center||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$13,022|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Doyle received $26,824 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William Doyle's campaign in 2010|
|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|
Doyle raised $16,437 for the 2008 election.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Winthrop Smith, Jr.||$500|
|Rock of Ages||$250|
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. 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|
Doyle and his wife Olene have three children.
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- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Sen. Doyle on State Surge
- LinkedIn profile
- List of Vermont Senators
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- Vermont State Senate official 2008 election results
- Follow the Money's report on Doyle's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "Doyle, William," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign contributors to William Doyle
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013