GUILFORD – Well-known politician and former Oxford Academy sports coach Alton B. Doyle has announced that he will not run for Town of Guilford Supervisor in November. He is currently completing his seventh, two-year term.
The Guilford Lake resident said his age, 84, has caught up with him, particularly over the last two years while he battled, and beat, lung cancer.
“I wasn’t pleased to have to make this decision,” he said. While acknowledging that life outside of politics is “going to be different,” he said he looked forward to activities that “might be a little less nerve racking.”
Doyle was first elected in 1996 and has been chairman of the Chenango County Safety & Rules Committee and a member of the Finance Committee since 1998.