|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13|
|January 3, 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Base salary||$174,000/ year|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$7.94 in 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 170|
|2009 - 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame, 1999|
|Master's||Harvard University, 2005|
|Date of birth||February 6, 1977|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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. 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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hill's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District
- 2009-2015: Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- 2005: Graduated from Harvard University School of Public Policy with an M.A.
- 2002: Fundraiser for Bob Casey for Government
- 1999: Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A.
- 1995: Coordinator for Ed Rendell for Mayor
Boyle serves on the following committees:
- Foreign Affairs Committee
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
During the 2013 legislative session, Boyle served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children & Youth|
|• Urban Affairs|
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyle served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|• Labor Relations|
|• Liquor Control|
During the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyle served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Aging & Older Adult Services|
|• Insurance, Secretary|
|• Labor Relations|
|• State Government|
|• Urban Affairs|
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Boyle is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Boyle received a score of 49 percent on social issues and 25 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Strongly Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Unknown||Human needs over animal rights||Strongly Opposes|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Strongly Favors||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Favors|
|Support & expand free trade||Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly Favors||Expand the military||Unknown|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Unknown||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Favors||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
Boyle's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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 for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held 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 was unchallenged in the general election.
Boyle won election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District on November 4, 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He defeated Marjorie Margolies, Daylin Leach and Valerie Arkoosh.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 General Election, 2014|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
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. The 13th District was included in their list. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans held thirteen.
|Democratic primary - U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13|
|Poll||Marjorie Margolies||Brendan Boyle||Daylin Leach||Valerie Arkoosh||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Global Strategy Group (internal poll)|
August 13-15, 2013
|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|
Boyle's 2014 congressional campaign was endorsed by:
- The Boilermakers Union.
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.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Brendan Boyle Incumbent||100%||18,612|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 170|
|Brendan Boyle (D)||10,860||63.6%|
|Marc Collazzo (R)||6,219||36.4%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170|
|Brendan F. Boyle (D)||15,865||59.2%|
|Matt Taubenberger (R)||10,931||40.8%|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Brendan Boyle is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Brendan Boyle raised a total of $2,445,628 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 20, 2015.
|Brendan Boyle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Pennsylvania District 13)||$1,341,504|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170||$235,885|
|2010||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170||$164,118|
|2008||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170||$442,454|
|2006||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170||$169,185|
|2004||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 170||$92,482|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,445,628|
Boyle won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Boyle's campaign committee raised a total of $1,341,504 and spent $926,281. This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Boyle spent $7.94 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13, 2014 - Brendan Boyle Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$529,897|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$529,897|
|Top contributors to Brendan Boyle's campaign committee|
|Bayada Home Health Care||$14,900|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$11,375|
|Conrad O'Brien PC||$10,949|
|Susquehanna International Group||$10,400|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$51,000|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
|Brendan Boyle (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$252,727.00||$(28,065.18)||$224,661.82|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$224,661.82||$151,259.66||$(67,817.90)||$308,103.58|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$308,103||$142,055||$(69,056)||$381,102|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$381,102.42||$114,246.83||$(97,111.40)||$398,237.85|
2012Brendan 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|
|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|
In 2010, Boyle received $164,118 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business: 2011-2012 Voting Record
- Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale Scorecard 2011-12
- Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.
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- United States congressional delegations from Pennsylvania
- United States House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District
- Official website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Brendan Boyle," accessed January 28, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
- On The Issues, "Brendan Boyle Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
- Vote Boyle, "Issues," accessed March 18, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
- PoliticsPA, "Who’s on Deck for Schwartz’s Seat?," February 26, 2013
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Allyson Schwartz files to run for Pa. governor," April 8, 2013
- PoliticsPA, "PA -13: Hoyer backs Margolies," June 24, 2013
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," April 15, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 2, 2014
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Followthemoney.org, "Boyle, Brendan," accessed April 20, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Rep. Brendan Boyle," accessed April 20, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Brendan Boyle 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "Boyle's 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 12, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
- FollowtheMoney.org, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed May 9, 2014
Allyson Schwartz (D)
|U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 13
| Succeeded by|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 170
| Succeeded by|
Martina White (R)
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