You can't tell a child in second grade to come back when the economy is betterStates facing $80B in budget deficits Jan 13, 2009
Today we mark a historic accomplishment for our region's greatest natural resourceBush signs Great Lakes Compact Oct 04, 2008
Both workers and visitors to our state office buildings should be able to breathe clean air and be protected from the dangers of second-hand smokeWis. state buildings to be smoke-free Feb 08, 2005
Wisconsin and Minnesota are leading the way in the fight for lower price prescription drugsWisconsin to expand prescription drug site Feb 19, 2004
And because I believe in leading by example, I've cut the governor's office budget by 19 percent and returned my pay raiseDoyle unveils $22.5B, 2-year budget Feb 18, 2003
James Edward "Jim" Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is a Wisconsin politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was the 44th Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He defeated incumbent Governor Scott McCallum by a margin of 45 percent to 41 percent; the Libertarian Party candidate Ed Thompson carried 10 percent of the vote. Although in 2002 Democrats increased their number of governorships, Doyle was the only one of them to unseat a sitting Republican governor.
Doyle was born on November 23, 1945 in Washington, D.C., the son of Ruth Bachhuber and James E. Doyle, Sr. who were founding members of the modern Democratic Party of Wisconsin. James E. Doyle Sr. ran unsuccessfully 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.
Doyle, who graduated from Madison West High School in 1963, attended Stanford University for three years, then returned home to Madison to finish his senior year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After graduating from college and inspired by John F. Kennedy's call to public service, Doyle worked as a teacher with his wife, Jessica Doyle in Tunisia, Africa as part of the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1969.