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William Boyland

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William Boyland
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New York State Assembly District 55
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
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CandidateVerification
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.

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.

Boyland attended Virginia State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

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 takes place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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

2010

In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


2008

In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9][10] Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.[11]

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.[12] He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.[13]

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.[14]

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