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Encyclopedia > Jim Doyle
Jim Doyle



Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 6, 2003
Lieutenant(s) Barbara Lawton
Preceded by Scott McCallum
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born November 23, 1945 (1945-11-23) (age 61)
Washington D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse Jessica Doyle
Profession Prosecutor / Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature Jim Doyle's signature

James Edward (Jim) Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is a Wisconsin politician and member of the Democratic Party. He took office in January 2003 as the 44th Governor of Wisconsin. He defeated incumbent Governor Scott McCallum by a margin of 45% to 41%, a plurality reduced by the relative success of a third party candidate, Ed Thompson, the Libertarian candidate and former Governor Tommy Thompson's younger brother. Although in 2002 Democrats increased their number of governorships, Doyle was the only one of them to unseat sitting Governor. James Doyle can refer to: Jim Doyle, full given name James Edward, governor of Wisconsin James Edwin Doyle, nickname Ned, advertising entrepreneur James S. Doyle, American journalist Jim Doyle (Canadian politician) Jim Doyle (baseball) (fl. ... Image File history File links Gov_Jim_Doyle. ... Governors of Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Wisconsin ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of lieutenant governors from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is a member of the Republican Party who served as the 43rd Governor of U.S. state of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2003. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Image File history File links Jim_Doyle_sig. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This is a list of governors from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is a member of the Republican Party who served as the 43rd Governor of U.S. state of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2003. ... A plurality, relative majority or simple majority is the largest share of something, which may or may not be considered a majority, i. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ... Tommy George Thompson (born November 19, 1941), a United States politician, was the 7th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 42nd Governor of Wisconsin. ...

Contents

Personal background

Governor Doyle was born in Washington D.C.[1], the son of Ruth and James E. Doyle Sr. who were founding members of the modern Democratic Party in Wisconsin. James E. Doyle Sr. unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1954 and was appointed as a federal judge in 1965. Ruth Bachhuber Doyle was the first woman from Dane County to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1948. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Dane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. ...


Doyle attended Stanford University for three years, then returned home to Madison to finish his senior year at UW-Madison. After graduating from college and inspired by John F. Kennedy’s call to public service, Doyle worked as a teacher in Tunisia as part of the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1969. “Stanford” redirects here. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... It has been suggested that Crisis corps be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1972, Doyle earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard University. Doyle then moved to the Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle, Arizona, where he worked as an attorney in a federal legal services office. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Map of the Navajo Nation The Navajo Nation (Dineé in Navajo language) is a Native American sovereignty. ... Chinle (Navajo Chʼínílį́) is a census-designated place located in Apache County, Arizona, United States. ...


Doyle is married to Jessica Laird Doyle, niece of former Congressman Melvin R. Laird, and great-granddaughter of William D. Connor, who was Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1907–1909. They have two adult adopted African-American sons, Gus and Gabe. Melvin Laird Melvin Robert (Bam) Laird was born September 1, 1922 and nicknamed Bambino (shortened to Bam and pronounced like the word bomb) by his mother. ... William Duncan Connor (March 24, 1864 near Stratford, Ontario, Canada - November 20, 1944 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) was Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1907 - 1909. ...


Attorney General

In 1975, Doyle returned to Madison and served three terms as Dane County District Attorney, from 1977 to 1982. After leaving that office, he spent eight years in private practice. Dane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Doyle was elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 1990, and reelected in 1994 and 1998. Between 1997–1998, he served as the president of the National Association of Attorneys General. During his twelve years as Attorney General, Doyle was considered tough on crime, but not unsympathetic to its causes. He also gained recognition through several successful lawsuits against tobacco companies in the state. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is an organization in the United States of U.S. state Attorneys General which, according to the organization itself, aims to foster interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues, to conduct policy research and analysis of issues, and facilitate communication between the... Get tough on crime (or simply tough on crime) is a slogan often used by supporters of law and order political platforms. ... It has been suggested that civil trial be merged into this article or section. ... The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. ...


Campaign for Governor

The 2002 Election

After Tommy Thompson resigned as Wisconsin Governor to become Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2001, Lieutenant Governor Scott McCallum became Governor, serving out the remaining two years of Thompson's term. Tommy George Thompson (born November 19, 1941), a United States politician, was the 7th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 42nd Governor of Wisconsin. ... The United States Secretary of Health and Human Services is the head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is a member of the Republican Party who served as the 43rd Governor of U.S. state of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2003. ...


Governor McCallum inherited a state with a $3.2 billion budget deficit. In 2003, McCallum signed a budget-repair bill that traded most of a long-term return from the state’s $1.6 billion tobacco settlement for a one-time lump sum that fixed the deficit for a year but didn’t provide the necessary long-term solutions. He then spent all of the money in an attempt to balance the budget in under one year. A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. ... A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent. ... The Multistate Settlement Agreement (MSA) was an agreement between the largest tobacco companies and 46 U.S. States reached in 1998. ...


While McCallum didn't cause the state's deficit, he was accused of not creating long-term solutions for the state and poor decision making. Doyle seized McCallum's faults and brought them to the surface in his 2002 campaign, accusing him of fiscal mismanagement. Fiscal municipality in Huesca, Spain The term fiscal refers to government debt, expenditures and revenues, or to finance (particularly financial revenue) in general. ...


The 2002 governor's race is considered by some to have been the most negative campaign in the state's history, with frequent mudslinging from both candidates and independent groups. In response, Libertarian Ed Thompson (brother of Tommy), publicly critical of the negative campaigning of both major party candidates, became a more viable option for some voters. Thompson garnered a surprising 10% of the vote. Negative campaigning is trying to win an advantage by referring to negative aspects of an opponent or of a policy rather than emphasizing ones own positive attributes or preferred policies. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A two-party system is a form of party system where two major political parties dominate the voting in nearly all elections. ...


As the dust settled on election day, Doyle defeated McCallum by over four points, becoming the first Democratic governor in the state since Anthony Earl was defeated in 1986. Doyle was sworn in on January 6, 2003 in Madison. Tony Earl, (born 1940), American politician and a member of the Democratic party, served as the 41st Governor of Wisconsin from 1983 until 1987. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ...


The 2006 Election

Doyle defeated Republican Congressman Mark Green in 2006, after a primary in which neither candidate faced opposition. Doyle topped Green 53% to 45% in a year in which no incumbent Democratic governor, senator, or congressman lost their reelection bid. The Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 2006 will be a race for the Governor of Wisconsin. ... The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy is an ongoing political dispute initiated by the unprecedented dismissal of seven United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administrations Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 7, 2006, and their replacement by interim appointees under provisions of the 2005 Patriot Act... Mark Andrew Green (born June 1, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Eighth Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ...


During the campaign, Doyle was dogged by charges that Georgia Thompson, a state employee, had steered a contract to a firm politically connected with his campaign. Thompson was convicted in late 2006, but unexpectedly released immediately on April 4, 2007 by an appellate court, who called the U.S. Attorney's case "beyond thin". Doyle indicated she could have her old job back. The case's political implications have been taken up by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Georgia L. Thompson (born ca. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ...


Governor

As Governor, Doyle came into office with a $3.2 billion deficit and although in the 2006 campaign he claimed to solve the state's deficit problems Wisconsin ended the year 2006 with a deficit of $2.15 billion. Proposals for new programs have been constrained by continued budget cutting and his honoring a campaign pledge not to raise taxes. He signed a property tax freeze that has resulted in an anticipated decrease in average statewide property taxes in 2006.[2] His stated priorities are; investing in public schools (including the University of Wisconsin system), lowering property taxes, regional economic development, transportation reform and funding of stem cell research. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ...


In February 2007, Doyle proposed to tax oil companies more than $270 million over the next two years to help pay for the state's transportation needs. [1]


Doyle raised about $500,000 in the first half of 2007 leading political analysts to think Doyle is financially ready should he decide to become the state's first third-term Democratic governor. In a speech to the state Democratic Party convention on July 6, 2007, Doyle promised to improve health care, job training and education in Wisconsin then added: "And at the end of these four years of working together, who knows, maybe we'll need four more." [3]


Electoral history

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Doyle 800,971 45.1
Republican Scott McCallum (Incumbent) 732,796 41.4
Libertarian Ed Thompson 185,085 10.5
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Doyle (Incumbent) 1,139,115 52.8 +7.7
Republican Mark Green 979,427 45.3

The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is a member of the Republican Party who served as the 43rd Governor of U.S. state of Wisconsin from 2001 to 2003. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party created in 1971. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 2006 will be a race for the Governor of Wisconsin. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Mark Andrew Green (born June 1, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Eighth Congressional District of Wisconsin (map). ...

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Gov. Doyle Pitches $270 Million 'Big Oil' Tax". Reuters, February 12, 2007.

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Preceded by
Don Hanaway
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1991 – 2003
Succeeded by
Peg Lautenschlager
Preceded by
Scott McCallum
Governor of Wisconsin
2003 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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