Amy Ryberg Doyle, who has represented the North Main Street area on Greenville City Council since 2007, will not seek re-election.
“I’ve always been an advocate of term limits,” she said. “Four years ago, there wasn’t a credible candidate so I ran again. But I’m not a career politician. I gave my word that I was only interested in serving two to three terms.”
Doyle’s District 1 seat is one of three City Council seats up for election this year. The others are District 3, now held by Jil Littlejohn, and an at-large seat, now held by George Fletcher, who said he’d seek re-election. Engineer and entrepreneur Dorothy Dowe has already announced she’ll run for the at-large seat.
Filing begins on March 18.
Doyle is known for focusing on neighborhood parks, trails, and the city’s commercial corridors.
“I am extremely proud of my service on Greenville’s City Council over the last 11 years,” she said. “I believe the focus on our many wonderful neighborhoods, our parks, and corridor redevelopment has shown that Greenville has more than just an incredible downtown.”
Doyle said she would explore opportunities in the private sector.
“I want to encourage other talented people to run for local government and join our effort to make our city the best in the country,” she said. “I am thrilled there are several dedicated candidates interested in serving our city.”
Doyle said she made the decision before she lost last month in the Republican primary for the state Senate District 6 vacated by now-U.S. Rep. William Timmons.
“I’ll keep working hard until the last day,” Doyle said.