Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2017 alumna Doyle seeking seat on Dane County Board of Supervisors

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Elizabeth Doyle (MPA ’17) is seeking election as District 1 Dane County Board Supervisor. A former member of the Verona City Council from 2013 to 2018, Doyle is a health care rate analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Mary Kolar represented District 1 for more than five years before Gov. Tony Evers selected her as Wisconsin’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The County Board scheduled a special election for Tuesday, June 4 to fill Kolar’s vacated seat as well as those of two other supervisors who joined Evers’ staff.

“County wide collaboration is essential to properly mitigate flooding that has damaged homes and businesses both in downtown Madison and throughout Dane County,” Doyle said in a statement. “I will use my unique experience and knowledge to make sure downtown Madison continues to be a safe and healthy place to live and thrive.”

During her time on the Verona City Council, Doyle served on the Dane County Affordable Housing, Regional Bike Plan Policy, and Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Regional Transportation Plan Committees. She was unanimously elected City Council President in her first term and served in that role until she moved to Madison in 2018.

Doyle also received her bachelor’s degree in nonprofit and community leadership from UW–Madison in 2016. As an undergraduate student, she received a prestigious Truman Scholarship for her graduate education.