Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania Congress)

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Michael F. Doyle
Michael Doyle.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 14
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 20
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 6, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Council Member, Swissvale Borough Council
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1975
Date of birthAugust 5, 1953
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website

Michael F. Doyle (b. August 5, 1953) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Doyle was first elected in 1994. He is running for re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Doyle is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]


  • 1975: Graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
  • 1977-1981: Served as a member of the Swissvale, Pa., Borough Council
  • 1979-1994: Chief of staff to Pennsylvania state senator Frank Pecora
  • 1995-Present: U.S Representative from Pennsylvania

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power


Political positions



See also: Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Doyle is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Pennsylvania's 14th District. He defeated Janis Brooks in the April 24, 2012 Democratic Primary and will face Hans Lessmann (R) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3] [4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania-District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 80.1% 50,323
Janis Brooks 19.9% 12,484
Total Votes 62,807


On November 2, 2010, Doyle won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Melissa Haluszczak and Ed Bortz in the general election.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 68.8% 122,073
     Republican Melissa Haluszczak 28.2% 49,997
     Green Ed Bortz 3% 5,400
Total Votes 177,470

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Doyle's reports.[6]

Michael Doyle (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2012$309,147.60$130,713.80$(146,631.43)$293,229.97
Running totals


Doyle won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doyle's campaign committee raised a total of $726,537 and spent $953,031.[8]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Doyle is married to Susan. They have 4 children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Santorum
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 18
Succeeded by
Tim Murphy
Preceded by
William J. Coyne
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 14
Succeeded by