James Boyle

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James Boyle
James Boyle.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 6
Former member
In office
December 5, 2012 - December 3, 2014
Elections and appointments
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Date of birthAugust 19, 1958
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
James Boyle is a former Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 6 from 2012 to 2014.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


In a Portland Press Herald questionnaire, Boyle explained what he sought to accomplish upon winning office:

"I want to encourage economic improvement by putting policies in place that create jobs. I have created jobs as a small business owner, and I believe this gives me real world experience that’s needed in the Maine Senate "[1]



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. District 6 incumbent James Boyle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Amy Volk was unopposed in the Republican primary. Volk defeated Boyle in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Maine State Senate District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Volk 51.3% 10,295
     Democratic James Boyle Incumbent 45.5% 9,139
     None Blank Votes 3.3% 653
Total Votes 20,087


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Boyle won election in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 6. He defeated Timothy Driscoll in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012,[6] and defeated Ruth Summers (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Maine State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Boyle 55.5% 11,879
     Republican Ruth Summers 44.5% 9,525
Total Votes 21,404

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Boyle is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Boyle raised a total of $62,672 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[8]

James Boyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 6 Won $62,672
Grand Total Raised $62,672


Boyle won election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Boyle raised a total of $62,672.


Boyle has two children.[9]

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Preceded by
Philip Bartlett (D)
Maine State Senate District 6
2012 – 2014
Succeeded by