Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2017 alumna elected to Dane County Board

Elizabeth Doyle (MPA '17) Elizabeth Doyle (MPA '17)

Elizabeth Doyle (MPA ’17) won an uncontested election for District 1 of the Dane County Board of Supervisors in June. Doyle replaced Mary Kolar, who is now serving as secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs in Governor Tony Evers’ administration.

After the election, Doyle told the Wisconsin State Journal she wants to keep Madison’s lakes clean, decrease the jail population, and increase access to mental health services. District 1 is on the isthmus in downtown Madison, including the capitol square.

Doyle is a healthcare rate analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. She served on the Verona City Council from 2013 to 2018, including five years as president.

“I was inspired by my service on the Verona City Council to pursue my master’s degree at La Follette, and just really feel grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and give back,” Doyle said in a statement.

At the La Follette School, she produced a cost-benefit analysis for the City of Monona’s municipal wi-fi proposal and outcome-based budgeting materials for the City of Madison through PA 895 Performance Management. Doyle and two other supervisors, Kristen Audet and Ann DeGarmo, were sworn in on June 20.

- written by Jackson Parr