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|Tenure = 2003 - Present
 
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|Per diem = $171/full day; $61/half day
 
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Last election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|First elected = 2002
 
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|Next election = [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''William F. Boyland, Jr.''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 55.  He was first elected in 2003 when he won a special election.
{{tnr}}'''William Boyland''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 55 since 2003 when he won a special election.
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Boyland's professional experiences include intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens; intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns; and staff for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.
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==Biography==
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Boyland earned a Bachelor's degree from Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland]</ref>  His professional experience includes being an intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens, an intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns, and a staff member for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.
  
Boyland attended Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
  
==Allegations of corruption==
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{{Committee Assignments
On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation.  The [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger-complaint.html?ref=nyregion 53-page criminal complaint] details two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in.  Charges were also filed against [[New York State Senate|state Senator]] [[Carl Kruger]] and six others.<ref name="NYT">[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011]</ref>
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|State = New York
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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}}
  
The complaint accuses David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland is accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704823004576192503037648470.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011]</ref>
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
* [[Aging Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Banks Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Housing Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Local Governments Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|year = 2011
*Subcommittee on Outreach and Oversight of Senior Citizen Programs, Chair
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
* [[Aging Committee, New York Assembly]]
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*Subcommittee on Outreach and Oversight of Senior Citizen Programs
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Collapse=Yes
* [[Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Housing Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Local Governments Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Aging
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|Committee2 = Banks
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|Committee3 = Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
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|Committee4 = Housing
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|Committee5 = Local Governments
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}}
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Boyland sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], Boyland, [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Boyland ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 55. He defeated [[Nathan Bradley]], [[Anthony T. Jones]], [[Christopher J. Durosinmi]], [[Roy Antoine]], [[Anthony L. Herbert]], and [[David R. Miller]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated [[Jonathan H. Anderson]] and [[Bilal Malik]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly, District 55, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|party3 = Independence
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|winner1 = William Boyland
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Bilal Malik
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|candidate3 = Jonathan H. Anderson
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|votes1 = 30847
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|votes2 = 979
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|votes3 = 656
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=New York State Assembly, District 55
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = William Boyland, Jr.
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Anthony Jones
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|candidate3 = Roy Antoine
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|candidate4 = Anthony Herbert
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|candidate5 = Nathan Bradley
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|candidate6 = David Miller
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|candidate7 = Christopher Durosinmi
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|votes1 = 1595
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|votes2 = 638
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|votes3 = 564
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|votes4 = 510
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|votes5 = 509
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|votes6 = 289
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|votes7 = 207
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95974 2008 contributions to William Boyland]</ref>
 
In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95974 2008 contributions to William Boyland]</ref>
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==Controversies==
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===Allegations of corruption===
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On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation.  The [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger-complaint.html?ref=nyregion 53-page criminal complaint] detailed two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in.  Charges were also filed against [[New York State Senate|state Senator]] [[Carl Kruger]] and six others.<ref name="NYT">[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011]</ref>
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The complaint accused David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland was accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704823004576192503037648470.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/nyregion/david-p-rosen-of-medisys-health-begins-bribery-trial.html?_r=1 ''New York Times,'' "Hospital Executive Bribed 3 Lawmakers, Judge Is Told," July 25, 2011]</ref> Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/nyregion/assemblyman-boyland-acquitted-in-bribery-case.html ''New York Times,'' "Jury Acquits Assemblyman of Conspiring to Take Bribes," November 10, 2011]</ref>
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On November 29, less than a month later, Boyland was arrested on federal bribery charges that allege he solicited over $250,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, some of which he intended to use to pay lawyers in his previous corruption case.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/nyregion/assemblyman-william-boyland-jr-charged-again-with-bribery.html?pagewanted=2&_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2nd Bribe Case for Lawmaker Just Acquitted," November 29, 2011]</ref> He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-04/news/30590858_1_undercover-fbi-agents-defense-lawyers-charges ''New York Daily News,'' "Assemblyman Boyland pleads not guilty," January 4, 2012]</ref>
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In June 2012, it was reported that Boyland was also under investigation by the Albany County District Attorney and [[New York Comptroller|state Comptroller]] [[Thomas DiNapoli]] (D) for allegedly claiming taxpayer-funded reimbursement for fake expenses.<ref>[http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-04/news/32011767_1_expenses-brooklyn-democrat-federal-bribery-charges ''New York Daily News,'' "Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud," June 4, 2012]</ref>
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Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He is alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. If convicted, Boyland faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.<ref>[http://politicker.com/2013/05/william-boyland-jr-indicted-yet-again/ ''politicker.com'', "William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again," May 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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William Boyland
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New York State Assembly District 55
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William F. Boyland, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 55. He was first elected in 2003 when he won a special election.

Biography

Boyland earned a Bachelor's degree from Virginia State University.[1] His professional experience includes being an intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens, an intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns, and a staff member for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Banks
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Housing
Local Governments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Boyland sponsored one of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Boyland ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 55. He defeated Nathan Bradley, Anthony T. Jones, Christopher J. Durosinmi, Roy Antoine, Anthony L. Herbert, and David R. Miller in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He defeated Jonathan H. Anderson and Bilal Malik in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New York State Assembly, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Boyland Incumbent 95% 30,847
     Republican Bilal Malik 3% 979
     Independence Jonathan H. Anderson 2% 656
Total Votes 32,482
New York State Assembly, District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Boyland, Jr. Incumbent 37% 1,595
Anthony Jones 14.8% 638
Roy Antoine 13.1% 564
Anthony Herbert 11.8% 510
Nathan Bradley 11.8% 509
David Miller 6.7% 289
Christopher Durosinmi 4.8% 207
Total Votes 4,312

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Boyland ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Robert Marshall (R) in the general election on November 2.[8] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 55 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Boyland (D) 15,332
Robert Marshall (R) 543

2008

On November 4, 2008 Boyland won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 55, defeating opponent Jonathan Anderson (R).

Boyland raised $0 for his campaign while Anderson raised $0.[9]

New York State Assembly, District 55 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Boyland (D) 27,326
Jonathan Anderson (R) 516

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Boyland's campaign in 2010
Brand Jason$3,800
Fernandez Jose E$3,800
Blank$3,350
Mustafa Ray$2,500
Kay Scott$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $30,950

2008

In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.[11]

Controversies

Allegations of corruption

On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation. The 53-page criminal complaint detailed two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in. Charges were also filed against state Senator Carl Kruger and six others.[12]

The complaint accused David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland was accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.[13][14] Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.[15]

On November 29, less than a month later, Boyland was arrested on federal bribery charges that allege he solicited over $250,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, some of which he intended to use to pay lawyers in his previous corruption case.[16] He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.[17]

In June 2012, it was reported that Boyland was also under investigation by the Albany County District Attorney and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D) for allegedly claiming taxpayer-funded reimbursement for fake expenses.[18]

Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He is alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. If convicted, Boyland faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.[19]

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