Steve Doyle (Wisconsin politician)

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Steve Doyle
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Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 94th district
Assumed office
May 17, 2011
Preceded by Michael Huebsch
Personal details
Born (1958-05-21) May 21, 1958 (age 60)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gloria Doyle
Residence Onalaska, Wisconsin
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Profession lawyer, legislator
Website State Assembly Website

Steve Doyle (born May 21, 1958) is a lawyer and Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, first elected to represent the 94th district in 2011. He was reelected in 2012, 2014, and 2016. He represents suburban La Crosse County including Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem and Bangor.

Background and personal life[edit]

Born in La Crosse, Doyle graduated from Aquinas High School in 1976. Doyle then went on to graduate from University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1980 and received his law degree from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1986. He practices law in La Crosse,[1] and taught local and state government, and the American legal system, at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.[2]

As of April 2017, he has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 30 years, and they have two daughters, Katelyn and Stephanie.[3]

Doyle and his family live in Onalaska, WI where they raise alpacas.[4]

Elective office[edit]

In 1984, Doyle ran for the 94th Wisconsin State Assembly district (rural and suburban La Crosse County) to succeed fellow Democrat Virgil Roberts (who had represented what had been the 35th Assembly District[5] before redistricting). He won the primary election with a plurality, but lost in the general election, with 10,190 to 10,959 for Republican Sylvester G. Clements.[6]

He was first elected to the La Crosse County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors in 1986 and served as chair from 2002 - 2011. He has continued to serve on the county board throughout his terms in the Assembly.[7]

On May 3, 2011, Doyle was elected to the Assembly in a special election to replace Republican Michael Huebsch.[8] Doyle defeated John Lautz 54% to 46%.[9]

On November 6, 2012, Doyle was reelected, defeating Bruce Evers (R) 60.6% to 39.4%.[10]

On November 4, 2014, Doyle won reelection again, this time defeating Tracie Happel (R) 54.1% to 45.9%.[11]

On November 8, 2016, Doyle was reelected to his fourth term in the State Assembly, defeating Julian Bradley 52.63% to 47.37%.[12]


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