There’s a new face in Plainsboro politics. This November a woman will try to earn a seat on the currently all-male Plainsboro Township Committee.
Marjorie Doyle Lyons filed to run as a Republican candidate in the November general election. Plainsboro Republican Club Chairman Kip Luther said Lyons would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the township committee because of her 30-year career in finance.
Lyons worked for Merrill Lynch for 23 years, serving as an investment analyst and manager in Princeton as well as London, England. She currently works as the treasurer of a start-up company, Healingscenes, and is a chartered financial analyst.
Doyle Lyons attended the University of Wisconsin School of Business, where she received B.B.A. and M.S. degrees. She was born in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in Chicago’s northern suburbs.
Lyons’ mother was a housewife who eventually became a travel agent. Her father was a marketing and sales executive with a paper company, and his career led the family further north, about halfway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis. "When I was in high school we moved to the small town of Port Edwards, Wisconsin, where the paper company my father worked for was headquartered," she said.
Doyle Lyons, who is unmarried and does not have children, has been a Plainsboro resident for the past four years.
Doyle Lyons is familiar with the township’s recent history and development, having also lived in Plainsboro for five years in the 1990s while she worked for Merrill Lynch.