Dec. 30, 2002
Citing a desire to focus more on his wife and family, Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle announced that he would not seek re-election in 2003.
Doyle said he made his decision in early autumn but decided to wait until after the county budget vote to make it public. In November, 13 Democrats and six Republicans overrode Doyle’s veto and passed a bipartisan budget plan that would raise taxes by 2.5 percent.
Doyle declined to say who he would support as his replacement, saying only that he will make an endorsement after the Republican Party designates its candidate. Many in the GOP speculated that County Clerk Maggie Brooks would assume the party’s leadership mantle.
“She’d be a great candidate,” said Donald Riley, president of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. Riley, who has known Doyle for 30 years, said his departure represented “a huge loss to the intellect of the public sector.”
12/29/06 (C) Rochester Business Journal