Gary Doty (born 1948) is an American politician from Duluth, Minnesota, and a former mayor of that city.
Doty was born in Duluth and was educated in the public school system there before going on to the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduating in 1970 with a B.S. in education, he was involved with a Young Advocate Program, which entailed work with children from correctional institutions. He also taught in the Duluth Public School system.
In 1974, Doty was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives representing the old District 8A. He served from 1975–1976, and was a member of the Crime Prevention & Corrections, Governmental Operations, and Labor-Management Relations committees. His brother Ralph served as a state senator for the Duluth area during this same time period.
Doty served on the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners during the 1980s.
Doty was elected mayor of Duluth in November 1991, taking office in January 1992. He was subsequently re-elected to two additional four-year terms. He retired from office in January 2004. He was known for his socially conservative and fiscally moderate approach to governing. He was a strong promoter of the Great Lakes Aquarium which has required major unplanned subsidies from the City of Duluth since the day it opened. Doty also helped bring the aircraft manufacturing company Cirrus Design to Duluth in 1994, which has gone on to produce some of the world's most popular and innovative light aircraft.