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Lawman seeks seat
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Doug Boyle

A veteran law enforcement officer who spent the last six years as a supervisor in court services announced Monday he will run for Dawson County’s clerk of Superior Court.


“This position requires someone with knowledge of the inner workings of the clerk’s office, as well as our criminal justice system ... a person that can step right in from day one. I am that person,” said Doug Boyle, a Dawson County Sheriff’s deputy.


Boyle, 44, said his knowledge of criminal and civil procedures, jury and juvenile matters, as well as the working relationship with judges and attorneys, will be key to a smooth transition into the clerk’s office.


Boyle said he plans a return to the core principals of open and honest government “by allowing transparency in all facets of the office of the clerk of court” and “periodic audits.”


Boyle, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, is the fourth candidate to announce an intention to seek the office.


He is married to Debra Boyle and has four children.