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Longtime chief executive wants to continue work on housing and social services, public safety, transportation, and arts and economic development.

PMG PHOTO BY PETER WONG - Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle at a May 23 forum of Westside Economic Alliance. Doyle has announced he will seek a fourth term as mayor in the May 19, 2020, primary.Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle says he will seek another term to continue working on housing and social services, neighborhood and community safety, and transportation.

As Doyle completes his third term, several big projects are near completion or underway. Among them: a new Public Safety Center for police, an arts center, four hotels, and private and public housing.

"I'm running for a final term because frankly, I have more work to do," Doyle said in a statement released Wednesday. "I'm future-focused when it comes to the progress we're making so Beaverton and its residents continue to prosper."

The election for the nonpartisan position is the May 19 primary. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two candidates face off in the general election Nov. 3, 2020.

Doyle, 70, was a city councilor for 14 years when he unseated Rob Drake as mayor in 2008. He also has been on the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District board.

He and his wife, Ann, have lived in the city for more than 30 years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Under Beaverton's mayor-council form of government — the only one like it in Oregon — Doyle is the chief executive who prepares the budget, oversees city operations and appoints department heads except for the city attorney and municipal judge.

Doyle has lined up prominent endorsements already:

• Pat Reser, board chairwoman of Reser's Fine Foods and major donor to the arts center that will bear her name: "From ensuring local businesses thrive to investing in arts and culture opportunities for all residents, Beaverton is a better place to live, work, and play because of Denny's leadership,"

• Laura Mitchell, the newest city councilor: "I feel confident that the city is on the right track. He has done so much for the

city of Beaverton and never stops working to improve the quality of life for our residents."

• LeeAnn Larsen, School Board member: "Denny's background and values are centered on the importance of a strong education. He has always been a great supporter of Beaverton's public schools and he is the mayor we need for Beaverton to continue to thrive."

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