Brendan Boyle

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Brendan Boyle
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Pennsylvania State House District 170
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1999
Master'sHarvard University, 2005
Personal
Birthday02/06/1977
Place of birthPhiladelphia, P.A.
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Brendan Boyle campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Brendan F. Boyle (b. February 6, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 170. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

He is currently running for U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014[1] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[2]

In 1995, Boyle served as coordinator for Ed Rendell for Mayor. He then was a fundraiser for Bob Casey for Government in 2002. He was also a candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2004 and 2006 but was not elected.

Biography

Boyle earned his B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and his M.P.P. from Harvard University in 2005. His professional experience includes working for American Management Systems as a consultant from 1999 to 2002 and as a teacher for Kaplan Test Preparation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Boyle served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Children & Youth
Health
Urban Affairs

2011-2012

During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyle served on these committees:

2009-2010

During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyle served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Boyle's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Education
Excerpt: "As the first person in my family to attend college, I understand the value of higher education. If not for scholarships and student loans, I would not have been able to attend college."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "In Congress I will join the push to create a “Public Option” for health care. I believe it builds on the health care reform legislation by creating more competition, lowering costs and it provides a great way to bring down the deficit."
  • Seniors
Excerpt: "I believe Medicare should be allowed to negotiate for cheaper drug prices. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is able to negotiate for cheaper drug prices and the cost savings are significant. It is illogical that a consumer can buy medicines over the counter more cheaply than Medicare, despite its bulk purchasing power."
  • Community
Excerpt: "It is essential that our neighborhoods and our communities remain strong and stable. I am proud to be endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police because of my legislative record in fighting for laws that protect our public and keep our neighborhoods safe."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I have always fought for workers. I am proud that over 95% of labor organizations have endorsed my congressional campaign because of my record fighting for working families. We need people in Congress who will stand up for workers."

Elections

2014

House

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Brendan Boyle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Boyle is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]

Congress

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2014 and Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Boyle is running for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. The incumbent, Allyson Schwartz (D), is vacating her seat in order to run for governor in the 2014 elections.[6] He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He defeated Marjorie Margolies, Daylin Leach and Valerie Arkoosh.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 55.5% 20,876
Marjorie Margolies 23.1% 8,697
Valerie Arkoosh 10.9% 4,092
Daylin Leach 10.5% 3,951
Total Votes 37,616
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Race background

On February 26, 2013, PoliticsPA and The Hill previewed three Pennsylvania races that were showing early promise of a competitive primary or a possible partisan switch. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans currently hold thirteen.

The 13th District seat is currently held by a Democrat, Allyson Schwartz. Schwartz will vacate her seat in 2014, in order to run for governor against incumbent Tom Corbett (R).[7]

PoliticsPA highlighted six Democrats as possible replacements for Schwartz: state Representative Brendan Boyle, physician and University of Pennsylvania professor Valerie Arkoosh, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies and state Senator Daylin Leach.[8][9][10] In Boyle's case, the 13th Congressional District encompasses the entirety of the 107th legislative district, which he has represented since 2009, as well as the entire district of state Rep. Kevin Boyle, his brother; however, there was expected to be a formidable rival in former Pennsylvania's 13th District Rep. Marjorie Margolies. Her son is married to Chelsea Clinton, which many predicted to cause an uphill campaign fundraising battle for her Democratic primary opponents. Upon joining the race, however, Margolies said that she “did not run on Clinton’s coattails” in 1992 and would not do so in 2014.[11]


Democratic primary - U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
Poll Marjorie Margolies Brendan BoyleDaylin LeachValerie ArkooshMargin of ErrorSample Size
Global Strategy Group (internal poll)
August 13-15, 2013
43%15%7%2%+/-4.8422
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Endorsements

Boyle's 2014 congressional campaign is endorsed by:

  • Boilermakers union[12]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Boyle ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 170. Boyle ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [13][14]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle Incumbent 100% 18,612
Total Votes 18,612

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boyle won re-election to District 170 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Marc Collazzo in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[15]

Pennsylvania State House, District 170
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brendan Boyle (D) 10,860 63.6%
Marc Collazzo (R) 6,219 36.4%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Boyle won election to District 170 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 15,865 votes, defeating Republican Matt Taubenberger (10,931).[16]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170
Candidates Votes Percent
Brendan F. Boyle (D) Green check mark transparent.png 15,865 59.2%
Matt Taubenberger (R) 10,931 40.8%

Media


"Boyle For Congress."

"Brendan F. Boyle."

"Building A Better PA."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Boyle's reports.[17]

Brendan Boyle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$0.00$252,727.00$(28,065.18)$224,661.82
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$224,661.82$151,259.66$(67,817.90)$308,103.58
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$308,103$142,055$(69,056)$381,102
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$381,102.42$114,246.83$(97,111.40)$398,237.85
Running totals
$660,288.49$(262,050.48)

Comprehensive donor information for Brendan Boyle is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Brendan Boyle raised a total of $1,104,124 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[22]

Brendan Boyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170 Won $235,885
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170 Won $164,118
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170 Won $442,454
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170 Defeated $169,185
2004 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170 Defeated $92,482
Grand Total Raised $1,104,124

2012

Brendan Boyle won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brendan Boyle raised a total of $235,885.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brendan Boyle's campaign in 2012
Students First$51,000
Fighting Chance Pennsylvania$25,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$13,300
Pennsylvania State Education Association$11,300
Friends of Kevin Boyle$10,480
Total Raised in 2012$235,885
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Boyle received $164,118 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[23]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brendan Boyle's campaign in 2010
Sprinkler Fitters Local 692$17,800
Teamsters Local 115$8,500
Pennsylvania Association For Justice$7,000
Laborers District Council$6,500
Steamfitters Local 420$6,300
Total Raised in 2010 $164,118

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Pennsylvania

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be in session from January 7 through November 30.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on bills related to reproductive freedom and family planning.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Boyle has a wife, Jennifer.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer, "State Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast running for Congress," April 8, 2013
  3. Vote Boyle, "Issues," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
  5. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
  6. PoliticsPA, "Who’s on Deck for Schwartz’s Seat?," February 26, 2013
  7. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Allyson Schwartz files to run for Pa. governor," April 8, 2013
  8. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Political judo: Marjorie Margolies turns weakness to strength," May 31, 2013
  9. Philadelphia Inquirer, "State Rep. Brendan Boyle of Northeast running for Congress," April 8, 2013
  10. PoliticsPA, "Who’s on Deck for Schwartz’s Seat?," February 26, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Marjorie Margolies running for Congress again," May 29, 2013
  12. PoliticsPA, "PA -13: Hoyer backs Margolies," June 24, 2013
  13. Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
  14. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
  15. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
  16. Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Boyle's 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 12, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  22. Followthemoney.org, "Boyle, Brendan," accessed September 18, 2013
  23. FollowtheMoney.org, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed May 9, 2014
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 170
2009–present
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