My name is Marge Doyle and I am running for Congress in California’s 8th district. 

We are the desert and mountain communities of the Inland Empire, High Desert and Eastern Sierra, including Mt Baldy, Highland, Victorville, Barstow and Bishop. We are a destination region filled with lands of natural wonder and beauty, including in Joshua Tree, Big Bear, Death Valley, Mt Whitney and Mammoth Lakes. We also have some of the largest military training centers in the country, including Twentynine Palms, Mountain Warfare Center and Fort Irwin.

I have dedicated my life and career to public service in my community — as a nurse, healthcare leader and an elected official on the Board of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District (MBHD). 

I am not a career politician but was moved to run for office when our local hospital was under threat of closing in 2013. I knew the closure of our hospital would be catastrophic, resulting in deaths and severe job losses to our community. I ran and was elected to the Board of the MBHD in 2014. We were able to save our hospital and 600 jobs as well as bring the MBHD back from near bankruptcy to financial security.  

Once again, I find the people of my community are scared and uncertain about their future healthcare coverage — this time, however, change must be enacted on the national level. Congressman Paul Cook has voted repeatedly to take healthcare away  from over 100,000 people in the 8th district.

Congressman Cook asked me to analyze the most recent House healthcare bill. I provided a point-by-point analysis and clearly stressed that the bill removed protection for those with pre-existing conditions, covered fewer people and did not save money. I advised him to vote against the bill, but he caved to partisan politics and voted for the bill stating, “It doesn’t matter - the Senate will fix it.”  Since when does a Congressional vote not matter? And, we have witnessed since how the Senate’s bill was even more damaging towards protecting healthcare coverage for our constituents.

Cook has been removing protections from our most vulnerable neighbors, including our senior citizens and the poor, while privatizing our precious resources for corporate profit. The economy of our district relies heavily on tourism and recreation. We have to defend our National Parks, Public Lands, and Monuments — not shrink them — in order to protect our small businesses and jobs.

Our veterans also deserve to have their health care needs met. I propose to make all federally qualified health clinics in the country accessible to veterans under the VA system. This will nearly double the available points of access for healthcare to veterans nationwide, including in many rural areas that may not otherwise be served by the VA.

Right now, I will engage in a robust voter registration and voter canvassing campaign. We need to register voters and Get Out The Vote so we can elect officials that better represent our communities.

This is why I will need your support. Please donate $18 for 2018 today so we can build the progressive infrastructure into our desert and mountain communities and Flip the 8th!


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  • Sabro endorsed

    “We need real choices and we need someone to represent all of us. And flipping the house could bring a greater balance to the Federal geovernment.”

  • Sandra Butkus endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because I've worked with her. She is an exceptional nurse, manager, and friend. She truly advocates for those who cannot do it for themselves.”

  • Mary Stechmann endorsed

    “I first met Marge when she was running for MBHD and she impressed me immediately. She cares about people and her community, and she is fiscally responsible; that is a pretty great combination. Marge has already established herself as a new leader, the kind that will listen and be our voice. She has my support.”

  • David Jessup endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because of her values of honesty, integrity, equality, and service above self that she will continue to bring to public service - GO MARGE!!”

  • Ellen Perry endorsed

    “I'm supporting Marge Doyle because we need new leadership here in Morongo Basin ESPECIALLY around keeping our healthcare!”

  • David Caygill endorsed

    “Our community is in desperate need of a strong representative, one that will not hide from the responsibilities of advocating for the physical and economic health of ALL of its citizens. Thank you, Marge, for being willing to take on the challenges that have been ignored for so long by the current holder of the office!”

  • Ernest Doucette endorsed

    “She is a True Democrat, and shares My Views on Healthcare and the Environment!”

  • Ann Doyle endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because she is honest, has the best interest of others and can work across the aisle.”

  • Joseph M Murphy endorsed

    “We need someone who will represent us. Paul Cook treats his constituents with disdain.”

  • Christina Caro endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because she understands the unique health care challenges facing frontier and rural communities. She is kind, compassionate, genuine, and truly cares about her community!”

October 6, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Elena Espinosa endorsed

  • Sabro endorsed

    “We need real choices and we need someone to represent all of us. And flipping the house could bring a greater balance to the Federal geovernment.”

  • Sandra Butkus endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because I've worked with her. She is an exceptional nurse, manager, and friend. She truly advocates for those who cannot do it for themselves.”

  • Arlene Jean endorsed

  • Mary Stechmann endorsed

    “I first met Marge when she was running for MBHD and she impressed me immediately. She cares about people and her community, and she is fiscally responsible; that is a pretty great combination. Marge has already established herself as a new leader, the kind that will listen and be our voice. She has my support.”

  • David Jessup endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because of her values of honesty, integrity, equality, and service above self that she will continue to bring to public service - GO MARGE!!”

  • Ellen Perry endorsed

  • Ellen Perry endorsed

    “I'm supporting Marge Doyle because we need new leadership here in Morongo Basin ESPECIALLY around keeping our healthcare!”

  • David Caygill endorsed

    “Our community is in desperate need of a strong representative, one that will not hide from the responsibilities of advocating for the physical and economic health of ALL of its citizens. Thank you, Marge, for being willing to take on the challenges that have been ignored for so long by the current holder of the office!”

  • Patty Powell Lazak endorsed

  • Ernest Doucette endorsed

    “She is a True Democrat, and shares My Views on Healthcare and the Environment!”

  • Ann Doyle endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because she is honest, has the best interest of others and can work across the aisle.”

  • Joseph M Murphy endorsed

    “We need someone who will represent us. Paul Cook treats his constituents with disdain.”

  • Sally Rubin endorsed

  • Christina Caro endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because she understands the unique health care challenges facing frontier and rural communities. She is kind, compassionate, genuine, and truly cares about her community!”

  • Barbara Hoffman endorsed

    “Marge is an amazing person She was my supervisor for years at Hi Desert Medical Center She is smart fair and a leader”

  • Mari Winter endorsed

    “She’s deeply passionate and intelligent along with being well educated on the issues AND solutions. We need more do-ers and Marge puts her words to actions. As someone who believes deeply in public service and making the world around me a better place, I believe Marge aligns with this motto without a doubt and isn’t entitled to our vote and support but she’s DESERVING of it through her hard work and dedication to the issues that matter.”

  • Susan Harris endorsed

  • Julie Tiede endorsed

    “We need someone with Marge Doyle's background and passion to fairly, honestly and intelligently represent the people of CA-08. We can no longer afford to let our vote or voice be nothing more than a rubber stamp to the horrid and divisive policies of 45.”

  • Tushar endorsed

  • Jill Giegerich endorsed

    “Marge Doyle is smart, savvy and compassionate. She will actually listen to her constituents and be a true representative for our district.”

  • Sandy Smith endorsed

    “Smart. Honest. We need change across the board and Marge is just the one to make that happen. We trust you. Good luck.”

  • Heidi Tragesser endorsed

    “I support Marge Doyle because she is knowledgeable, hardworking and caring. I am a former coworker.”

  • James Atkins endorsed

    “She's straightforward and honest and has done a good job saving our hospital!”

  • Dan Graff endorsed

  • Ann Brahmani Bost endorsed

    “I know Marge personally and professionally. She is capable, committed, fair, and experienced. Please support her.”

  • Wendy Cohen endorsed

    “Marge Doyle is honest, organized, hardworking, experienced, and empathetic. Her medical and management background, along with her many years of involvement in politics, have prepared her to make good decisions. Marge listens with an open mind. When she speaks, her thoughts are based on facts, not opinion. She is extremely qualified to represent us.”

  • Deborah Dunaway endorsed

    “I'm excited to endorse Marge for the California 8th! she is the right woman to be our voice in Washington D.C. Let's Put Marge in Charge!”

  • Cam wortman endorsed

  • Sara Lee endorsed

    “Marge Doyle is exactly what our district needs -- she is a leader, she cares, she is honest, smart and successfully saved our local hospital from going under. MargeCare is what I want.”