District Attorney Susan Doyle filed for re-election at the North Carolina State Board of Elections in Raleigh today (Monday). Doyle is seeking her fourth term as District Attorney for Johnston County.
“I have devoted my entire life to helping victims of crime, and it would be an honor and a privilege to continue to serve the citizens of Johnston County as District Attorney,” Doyle said.
While serving as District Attorney for Johnston County, Doyle’s office led all other District Attorney Offices in the state for efficiency in prosecuting cases in Superior Court. Doyle was elected to serve as President of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys and was also nominated by the former Speaker Thom Tillis to serve on the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission.
Doyle received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Prosecutor of the Year Award in 2009. Last year, Doyle’s office was honored for their first place fundraising efforts at the Walk Like MADD annual fundraiser to support victims of drunk driving. Doyle also prosecuted the case of Jonathan Richardson for the torture and murder of a four-year-old girl, Teghan Skiba, obtaining one of the few death penalty verdicts in the State of North Carolina in recent years.
Doyle has been known as a champion for victims during her tenure as District Attorney. Doyle was the first District Attorney in North Carolina to employ a therapy dog to work with children and other victims of crime. Doyle currently serves on the Legislative Committee for the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys, frequently working with legislators on issues that affect crime victims.
Doyle currently resides in Clayton with her two children, Ross and Katie, and her two dogs, Biscuit and Abby.