Shawn Doyle of Pulaski will stand for reelection to the third district seat in the Oswego County Legislature on November 3.
Doyle was first elected to the seat in November 2005 and served as Majority Leader in 2009.
A member of the Republican Caucus, Doyle currently is the vice chairman of the Economic Development and Planning Committees, and also serves on Human Services.
Doyle is a 1984 graduate of Pulaski Junior-Senior High School and a 1988 graduate of SUNY Oswego with degrees in History and Political Science.
He has been employed at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear station since 1988 in the security department.
He also serves as Town of Richland Historian and on the Pulaski Village Planning Board.
Active in community affairs, Doyle has led the Half-Shire Historical Society since 1997 and is a member of numerous heritage organizations.
He serves as secretary of Pulaski Lodge #415, and is a member of the Royal Arch Masons and the Eastern Star.
Doyle has long served as president of Maplelawn Cemetery in Dugway.
A member of Christ our Light Church, Doyle also leads Rural and Migrant Ministry in Richland which hosts the only free clinic in Oswego County.
He is secretary of the revitalized Richland Hamlet Recreation Association and co-organizes the weekly Pulaski Farmer’s Market, Salmon Festival, Winter Festival and Old Home Days.
Doyle is one of five representatives of Oswego County on the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board.
CNYRP Board completed the Richland/Pulaski Comprehensive plan in 2009 and has managed the grants for recent downtown Pulaski improvement projects such as the Kallet theater restoration.
Currently he is secretary of the Richland/Pulaski Comprehensive Plan review and Climate Smart Communities committees which are updating the Comprehensive plans for the town and village.
Active in the NYS Association of Counties, Doyle serves as vice chairman of that group’s Highway and Transportation subcommittee and earned accreditation with the Pelletier Institute for local government training.
In his goals for the next two years, Doyle cites continued work with Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board and their updating of the Richland/Pulaski Comprehensive plan as the most important.
He looks forward to working on Maple Avenue, the village recreational trails, enhancement of South Park and the creation of a master plan of improvement for the hamlets, particularly Richland as key goals he wants to be part of seeing complete.
Son of the late John M. Doyle and Patsy Seeley Doyle of Oswego, Shawn lives at 85 Lake St., Pulaski.
He has raised several foster children in their adolescence, including Rodney Tilkins who is currently training for the US Navy at Great Lakes in Illinois.