Steve Doyle

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Steve Doyle
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 94
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 3, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAttorney, Professor
Office website
Steve Doyle is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 94. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011 in the May 3, 2011, special election. He filled the vacancy created when Mike Huebsch (R) resigned to serve as Secretary of the Department of Administration for Governor Scott Walker (R).[1]


Doyle was an attorney in private practice and a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse before his election, and served on the La Crosse County Board for 25 years.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013


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


Campaign themes


Doyle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Job Creation and Retention: "As Chair of the County Board, one of my priorities was to ensure that La Crosse County continued to grow--even in a difficult economy. That is why I worked to establish the development of the Lakeview Business Park. Lakeview Business Park has helped create hundreds of new jobs in our area and allowed for the retention of hundreds of jobs, which could have been lost in this economic downturn. The development of Lakeview also shows how private/public partnerships can and should work. This project was a collaboration of La Crosse County, Village of West Salem, La Crosse Area Development Corporation, Xcel Energy and CenturyTel. We need more of this collaboration in Madison, and I will continue the work Ive done to enhance job growth in our area--working not only with government entities, but with our private sector partners."
  • Accountability with our Tax Dollars: "La Crosse County taxes are the 5th lowest in Wisconsin, something I worked diligently to protect as County Board Chair. I worked to develop innovative solutions to keep services without raising property taxes--and in many cases even saved taxpayer dollars. One way La Crosse county was able to keep taxes lower was by creating the Mississippi Valley Health Services, which runs the Lakeview Health Facility. This consortium is saving La Crosse county taxpayers over $1.2 million per year, while protecting a needed service. With the state budget reaching record high deficits, we need leaders who will look for the innovative solution to the problem--not just what is easiest. Innovative and accountable solutions not only work, but save our tax dollars. I’ll bring this leadership to Madison."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Steve Doyle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tracie Happel was unopposed in the Republican primary. Doyle and Happel faced off in the general election.[3][4] Incumbent Doyle defeated Happel in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Doyle Incumbent 54.1% 13,670
     Republican Tracie Happel 45.9% 11,617
Total Votes 25,287


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Doyle won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 94. Doyle ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Bruce Evers (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Bruce Evers 39.4% 12,068
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Doyle Incumbent 60.6% 18,566
     - Scattering 0% 10
Total Votes 30,644


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Doyle defeated John Lautz (R) in the special election on May 3, 2011.[8][9][10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Doyle is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Doyle raised a total of $190,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[11]

Steve Doyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94 Won $62,900
2011 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 94 Won $127,196
Grand Total Raised $190,096


Doyle won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Doyle raised a total of $62,900.


Doyle won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Doyle raised a total of $127,196.


Doyle and his wife, Gloria, have two children.

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Preceded by
Mike Huebsch
Wisconsin State Assembly District 94
Succeeded by