[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8313890/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”standard”]Amy Ryberg Doyle is originally from Aiken, South Carolina. She is the oldest of three children, and her call to serve has been a major role of her family heritage—Her brother, Kyle, was a Special Forces Army captain serving three tours in Afghanistan and is now a doctor; her sister, Shana, is a teacher; her father, Greg, served in the SC State Senate; her mother, Betty, is a retired teacher and has been a lifelong community volunteer.
Doyle’s parents had a family business where all of her family worked. Her father bought a small “filling station” and grew it into a chain of convenient stores across South Carolina. At the dinner table, her parents taught her the importance of faith values, giving to others and fighting for her values. She remembers when her parents finally made a profit from the small business and then used those resources to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity. She understands that local small businesses are the backbone to a successful community.
Doyle’s father first ran for office and served in the South Carolina State Senate for 20 years. He was a straight talker; what could be said with 20 words, he usually said with 5. Doyle’s parents currently live in Aiken and are celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018.
She has now been married for 20 years and has four wonderful children. She is running for South Carolina State Senate District 6 because we need NEW energy and leadership in South Carolina to create solutions to fix our roads and infrastructure, lower taxes to support local businesses and protect the unborn. Doyle is currently City Councilwoman for District 1 of the City of Greenville and is the Chairperson of Planning and Neighborhoods committee which oversees redevelopment of neighborhoods, streets and parks.
She has been a longtime supporter of Law Enforcement, new School Resource Officers and the Police Department wage increases. She voted in favor of an additional downtown police precinct to keep Greenville safe for all families.
She supports small businesses and she led the new Anniversary Discount program which rewards longtime businesses with rebates. A total of $500,000 has been reimbursed to local businesses.
She has served on the following boards and commissions:
SC TAC (Donaldson Center)
Visit Greenville South Carolina (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Junior League of Greenville where she delivers Meals on Wheels
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
United Way, Public Policy Committee
Bike Walk Greenville
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Listen as we discussed the issues in this special election for Senate District 6. Plan to vote on Tuesday, January 22nd in the GOP Primary.