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Doyle won’t seek re-election

Staff reports

District Attorney Scott Doyle announced Tuesday he won’t seek re-election next year to a fifth term.

Doyle, a former assistant Nevada attorney general, was first elected in 1990.

“Sixteen years is a long time to do this,” Doyle said. “It’s been a good tenure and I am very proud of that. Now, I think it’s time for someone else.”

He attributed his political longevity to his staff.

“I have had the privilege of working with lawyers, investigators and legal secretaries who are dedicated, experienced and talented,” Doyle said.

“Their efforts are the reason the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office has earned a solid reputation for professionalism throughout the state.

Doyle was reticent to discuss his future after he completes his fourth term next year.

“Given the wide range of legal activities the district attorney’s office is involved in, it is inappropriate for me to make professional plans before I leave office,” he said.

Doyle, 56, said he and his wife Jill plan to spend more time at their summer cabin in western Montana after his term expires Dec. 31, 2006.

Doyle was re-elected in 1994, 1998 and 2002 without opposition.

He quoted his former boss, ex-Attorney General Brian McKay, as saying few people get the chance to seek public office, fewer yet get the opportunity to serve.

“I have been very lucky to experience both,” he said. “It has been an honor to serve the people of Douglas County for four terms.”

Doyle also worked as deputy district attorney in Clark County and in private practice in Southern California.