Courtney R. Doyle

Key Facts

Party Independent
Status Incumbent

Background

Courtney Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics, as well as an M.B.A. from Old Dominion University. Doyle is currently the Senior Director of Customer Development and Marketing for Sentara Healthcare. She served on the Norfolk School Board from 2013 to 2018, and she has served on the Norfolk City Council since 2018. Doyle is currently a representative from the Norfolk City Council on the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and serves on the Virginia Municipal League Transportation Policy Committee. Doyle also chairs the Hampton Blvd. Traffic Task Force and serves on the Greater Park Place Task Force, Ghent Task Force, and Greater Wards Corner Task Force. She currently serves on the Board of the Norfolk Innovation Corridor as well [1]. She also worked for the Airports Council International as manager, director, a Legislative Assistant, and an International and Government Affairs Assistant. Additionally, Doyle was a research assistant at the Entrepreneurial Center of Old Dominion University. She was previously a board member at the American Heart Association [2]. 

Key Issues

Education

Doyle is currently a Council Liaison working with City Administration and the Norfolk School Board leadership to develop a school funding package. She currently volunteers on a fund to provide grants to Norfolk Public Schools teachers to enhance the classroom learning experience [2].

Transportation

Doyle has supported measures to improve safety measures for roads [2].

Public Safety

Doyle has advocated for increased police presence to address late night safety issues, and she supports the removal of Conditional Use Permits for nightclubs that have violated the permit. She is also in favor of higher pay for public safety officials [2]. 

Infrastructure

Doyle wants to revitalize older properties [2].

Environment

Doyle wants to construct higher flood walls, expand living shoreline, and take action against beach erosion. She has advocated for berns to reduce tidal flooding, as well as seawalls and flood walls [2].

Economy

Doyle supports the business concierge program to improve ease of navigating the process of doing business in Norfolk. She supported a new gangway to accommodate larger cruise ships, as well as funding to improve North Colley and the Neon Art District [2].

Endorsements

Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Mayor of the City of Norfolk; Mamie Johnson, Member of the Norfolk City Council; Andria McClellan, Member of the Norfolk City Council; Thomas Smigiel, Member of the Norfolk City Council; Martin A. Thomas Jr., Member of the Norfolk City Council; Paul Fraim, Former Mayor of the City of Norfolk; Dr. Theresa Whibley, Former Vice Mayor of the City of Norfolk; Andy Protogyrou, Former Member of the Norfolk City Council; Angelia Williams-Graves, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates; Cliff Hayes, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates; Jay Jones, Former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates; Paula Miller, Former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates; Lionell Spruill Sr., Member of the Virginia State Senate; Lynwood Lewis Jr., Member of the Virginia State Senate; Joe Baron, Sheriff of the City of Norfolk; George Schaefer, Clerk of the Norfolk Circuit Court; Daun Hester, Treasurer of the City of Norfolk; Blythe Scott, Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue; Evans Poston, Former Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue; Noelle Gabriel, Member of the Norfolk School Board; Reverend Ed Haywood, Former Member of the Norfolk School Board; Dr. Bradbury Robinson, Former Member of the Norfolk School Board; Dan Neumann, Former Commissioner of the Norfolk City Planning Commission

Sources

1 The City of Norfolk 

2 Courtney Doyle for Norfolk City Council 

3 Ballotpedia 

4 VPAP 

5 LinkedIn