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Brendan Boyle
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U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAllyson Schwartz
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/ year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$7.94 in 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,445,628
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 170
2009 - 2015
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1999
Master'sHarvard University, 2005
Personal
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1977
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Brendan Boyle campaign logo
Brendan F. Boyle (b. February 6, 1977, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania. Boyle represents Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2014.

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. 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.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Hill's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Boyle serves on the following committees:[2]

Pennsylvania House

2013-2014

During 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

On The Issues Vote Match

Brendan Boyle's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
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.[3]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[4]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
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.[3] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes

2014

Boyle's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • 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

Pennsylvania House

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[6][7][8]

Congress

See also: Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Boyle won election to the U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District on November 4, 2014.[9] He won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. He defeated Marjorie Margolies, Daylin Leach and Valerie Arkoosh.[10]

Election results
U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Dee Adcock 32.9% 60,549
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 67.1% 123,601
Total Votes 184,150
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State
U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrendan Boyle 40.6% 24,524
Marjorie Margolies 27.4% 16,528
Valerie Arkoosh 16.7% 10,066
Daylin Leach 15.4% 9,313
Total Votes 60,431
Source: Results via Associated Press
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. The 13th District was included in their list. Of the eighteen total House seats up for election in 2014, Republicans held thirteen.

The 13th District seat was held by a Democrat, Allyson Schwartz. Schwartz vacated her seat in 2014 because she ran for governor against incumbent Tom Corbett (R).[11]

Polls
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 was endorsed by:

  • The Boilermakers Union.[12]
Media

"Boyle For Congress."

"Brendan F. Boyle."

"Building A Better PA."

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%

Campaign donors

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.[17][18]

Brendan Boyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Pennsylvania District 13) Won $1,341,504
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 $2,445,628

2014

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.[19] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[20]

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 $1,341,504
Total Spent $926,281
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $529,897
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $529,897
Top contributors to Brendan Boyle's campaign committee
Crown Holdings$15,750
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
Lawyers/Law Firms$103,532
Leadership PACs$58,100
Transportation Unions$51,000
Building Trade Unions$51,000
Industrial Unions$50,875

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Boyle's reports.[21]

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.

2010

In 2010, Boyle received $164,118 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[26]

Scorecards

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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 was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

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.

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References

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Brendan Boyle," accessed January 28, 2015
  2. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 On The Issues, "Brendan Boyle Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  4. 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.
  5. Vote Boyle, "Issues," accessed March 18, 2014
  6. Pennsylvania Department of State, "Official primary results for May 20, 2014," accessed July 9, 2014
  7. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 Official Candidate Listing," accessed March 21, 2014
  8. Pennsylvania Department of State, "2014 General Election," accessed December 5, 2014
  9. PoliticsPA, "Who’s on Deck for Schwartz’s Seat?," February 26, 2013
  10. Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
  11. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Allyson Schwartz files to run for Pa. governor," April 8, 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. Followthemoney.org, "Boyle, Brendan," accessed April 20, 2015
  18. Open Secrets, "Rep. Brendan Boyle," accessed April 20, 2015
  19. Open Secrets, "Brendan Boyle 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 10, 2015
  20. Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 10, 2015
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Boyle's 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 12, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 12, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
  26. FollowtheMoney.org, "2010 Campaign donations," accessed May 9, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Allyson Schwartz (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 13
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 170
2009–2015
Succeeded by
Martina White (R)