James Boyle

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James Boyle
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Maine State Senate, District 6
In office
December 5, 2012 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Date of birthAugust 19, 1958
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
James Boyle is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Environment and Natural Resources, Chair


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
Maine State Senate, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Boyle 68% 1,107
Timothy Driscoll 32% 522
Total Votes 1,629

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Philip Bartlett (D)
Maine Senate District 6
2012 – Present
Succeeded by