Kevin Boyle

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Kevin Boyle
Pennsylvania State House District 172
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLaSalle University, 2002
Master'sHarvard University, 2005
Office website
Personal website
Kevin J. Boyle (b. February 6, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 172. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Boyle earned his B.A. in Political Science from LaSalle University and his Master's degree in Education Policy from Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as a legislative director to former Philadelphia Councilman Bill Greenlee and as an advocate for the Alliance for Children and Families.

Committee assignments


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

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Children & Youth
Urban Affairs


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


Campaign themes

Boyle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Over the course of my first term, I have promoted disabled persons becoming entrepreneurs and fought against tax breaks for multi-billion dollar natural gas companies and other elite corporations. We need more policies geared towards the creation and the advancement of family sustaining jobs."


  • Excerpt: "The most contentious battle within my term was fighting against draconian budget cuts that would shortchange our youth. Those same cuts were not only aimed at our kindergartners but at college students as well. I, with my colleagues, ensured that state related schools like Temple University were equipped to keep tuition at competitive and affordable rates."

Crime & Safety

  • Excerpt: "We can also improve public safety by re-examining the laws that the authorities enforce. In the wake of the Penn State scandal, I discovered that the laws within the Commonwealth were not only antiquated but allowed for the abuse of children to continue. This is why I introduced a bill that mandated those who care for children, report any/all sexual abuse to the authorities rather than just their superiors."

Our Neighborhoods

  • Excerpt: "Over this past summer we fought to block a Methadone clinic from coming to Frankford Avenue. I have also fought ardently against negligent property owners, seeking to curtail the practice and bring accountability to those who rent to our residents."



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Kevin Boyle defeated Jeffrey Voice in the Democratic primary. Boyle is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Boyle ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 172. Boyle defeated Daniel Collins in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Al Taubenberger in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Boyle Incumbent 67.9% 16,839
     Republican Al Taubenberger 32.1% 7,961
Total Votes 24,800
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Boyle 65.8% 2,512
Daniel Collins 34.2% 1,305
Total Votes 3,817


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boyle ran in the 2010 election for Pennsylvania House District 172. Boyle defeated Tim Kearney and Daniel Collins in the May 18 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Republican John Perzel in the November 2 general election.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 172
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Boyle (D) 9,131 53.7%
John Perzel (R) 7,872 46.3%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kevin Boyle is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kevin Boyle raised a total of $472,007 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[7]

Kevin Boyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172 Won $194,210
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172 Won $277,797
Grand Total Raised $472,007


Kevin Boyle won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kevin Boyle raised a total of $194,210.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Boyle's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Democratic Party$39,791
Steamfitters Local 420$21,500
Students First$20,000
Afscme District Council 47$13,050
Fighting Chance Pennsylvania$12,500
Total Raised in 2012$194,210
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Boyle raised a total of $277,797 in campaign funds.[8] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $110,000
House Democratic Campaign Cmte of Pennsylvania $47,953
Friends of Brendan Boyle $30,224
Ironworkers Local 401 $15,000


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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.
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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.


Boyle has a wife, Caitlyn.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Perzel (R)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 172
Succeeded by