|New York State Assembly District 55|
|2003 - Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$61/half day and $171/full day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
- Aging Committee, New York State Assembly
- Banks Committee, New York State Assembly
- Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York State Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York State Assembly
- Local Governments Committee, New York State Assembly
- Subcommittee on Outreach and Oversight of Senior Citizen Programs, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:
- Aging Committee, New York Assembly
- Subcommittee on Outreach and Oversight of Senior Citizen Programs
- Banks Committee, New York Assembly
- Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, New York Assembly
- Housing Committee, New York Assembly
- Local Governments Committee, New York Assembly
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. 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. 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."
- 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.
- 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.
|New York State Assembly, District 55, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||William Boyland Incumbent||95%||30,847|
|Independence||Jonathan H. Anderson||2%||656|
- 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. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 55 2010|
|William Boyland (D)||15,332|
|Robert Marshall (R)||543|
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.
|New York State Assembly, District 55 2008|
|William Boyland (D)||27,326|
|Jonathan Anderson (R)||516|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William Boyland's campaign in 2010|
|Fernandez Jose E||$3,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$30,950|
In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.
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.
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. Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.
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. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.
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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "William + Boyland + New York + Assembly"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- New York Assembly - Rep. William Boyland
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland
- Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
- E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
- New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
- Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013
- State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
- ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
- New York Times NY state legislative election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributions to William Boyland
- New York Times, "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011
- Wall Street Journal, "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011
- New York Times, "Hospital Executive Bribed 3 Lawmakers, Judge Is Told," July 25, 2011
- New York Times, "Jury Acquits Assemblyman of Conspiring to Take Bribes," November 10, 2011
- New York Times, "2nd Bribe Case for Lawmaker Just Acquitted," November 29, 2011
- New York Daily News, "Assemblyman Boyland pleads not guilty," January 4, 2012
- New York Daily News, "Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud," June 4, 2012
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