Denny Doyle (politician)

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Denny Doyle
Doyle at Beaverton City Library (2009)
Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon
In office
January 2009 – January 2021
Preceded byRob Drake
Succeeded byLacey Beaty
Personal details
Born1949 (age 74–75)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseAnn Doyle
ResidenceBeaverton, Oregon
Alma materIllinois State University (B.A.)

Dennis Doyle (born 1949) is an American politician and former mayor of Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon. Doyle served as a Beaverton city councilor for 14 years before being elected mayor of the city in 2008, succeeding Rob Drake in January 2009.

Early life[edit]

Born in Chicago in about 1949, he earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Illinois State University. He is married to Ann Doyle for over 34 years, Doyle has two daughters, both married, as well as four granddaughters.[1] Doyle moved to Beaverton in the 1980s, where he was a certified teacher and sports coach, previously coaching softball and soccer for Valley Catholic High School.

Political career[edit]

Doyle, a Democrat[2] who was originally elected in 2008, was reelected in 2012.[3] He ran unopposed for a third term in 2016.[4] In September 2019, he announced that he intended to run for reelection in the May 2020 primary election, for a fourth term.[5] He was involved in many climate change and environmental issues as mayor, and taking part in several environmental organizations.[6] Doyle was defeated by challenger Lacey Beaty in the November 2020 election in a run off.[7][8] Beaty's term in office began January 1, 2021.[9]

Felony charge[edit]

On March 3 2022, Doyle was charged in federal court with one felony count of possession of child pornography, which carries up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.[10] [11] Doyle allegedly had the child pornography in his possession between 2014 and 2015, including sexually explicit material depicting minors under the age of 12. He made his initial appearance at Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse on March 4, 2022.[12] Doyle pleaded guilty to a single charge of possession of child pornography on October 11, 2022.[13] On January 24, 2023, Doyle was sentenced to six months in prison and five years of supervised release.[14]


  1. ^ "Community Action: Denny Doyle". Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Democratic Party of Oregon: Denny Doyle". Archived from the original on June 8, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Frazier, Laura (August 14, 2014). "Beaverton mayor Denny Doyle says he's considering running for a third term". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Voters' Pamphlet, Oregon General Election
  5. ^ Wong, Peter (September 4, 2019). "Doyle will seek a fourth term as Beaverton mayor". Beaverton Valley Times. Archived from the original on September 10, 2019. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Gallucci, Maria (July 2, 2012). "Q & A: Denny Doyle, Small City Mayor, on Choosing Clean Economic Growth".
  7. ^ "About Mayor Doyle". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Previous Award Winners" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Graves, Lincoln (November 6, 2020). "Beaverton set to get new progressive mayor after longtime incumbent defeated". KATU News. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  10. ^ Williams, Kale (March 4, 2022). "Former Beaverton Mayor Dennis Doyle charged with possessing child pornography, officials say". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  11. ^ Staff, FOX 12 (March 4, 2022). "Denny Doyle, former mayor of Beaverton, charged with possession of child pornography". Retrieved March 5, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Former Beaverton Mayor Charged with Possession of Child Pornography". United States Department of Justice. March 4, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  13. ^ KGW Staff (October 11, 2022). "Former Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle pleads guilty to possessing child pornography". Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  14. ^ "District of Oregon | Former Beaverton Mayor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography | United States Department of Justice". January 24, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2023.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Drake
Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon
January 2009 – December 2020
Succeeded by
Lacey Beaty