William Boyland

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William Boyland
New York State Assembly District 55
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Office website
William F. Boyland, Jr. is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 2003.


Boyland earned his 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


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

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


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


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


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]



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 Jonathan H. Anderson 2% 656
     Independence Bilal Malik 3% 979
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


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


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

Comprehensive donor information for William Boyland is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, William Boyland raised a total of $337,144 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[10]

William Boyland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $0
2010 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $30,950
2008 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $0
2006 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $91,395
2004 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $214,799
Grand Total Raised $337,144


William Boyland won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, William Boyland raised a total of $0.


In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]


In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.[12]



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.[13]

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.[14][15] Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.[16]

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.[17] He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.[18]

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.[19]

Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He was alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. On March 6, 2014, Boyland was convicted on all 21 counts of corruption. Boyland faces up to 30 years in prison.[20][21]

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  1. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland
  2. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  3. E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  4. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  5. Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013
  6. State of New York, State Board of Elections, Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.
  7. ABC News, "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012
  8. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
  10. followthemoney.org, "Boydland Jr, William" Accessed September 24, 2013
  11. followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  12. 2008 contributions to William Boyland
  13. New York Times, "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011
  14. Wall Street Journal, "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011
  15. New York Times, "Hospital Executive Bribed 3 Lawmakers, Judge Is Told," July 25, 2011
  16. New York Times, "Jury Acquits Assemblyman of Conspiring to Take Bribes," November 10, 2011
  17. New York Times, "2nd Bribe Case for Lawmaker Just Acquitted," November 29, 2011
  18. New York Daily News, "Assemblyman Boyland pleads not guilty," January 4, 2012
  19. New York Daily News, "Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud," June 4, 2012
  20. politicker.com, "William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again," May 3, 2013
  21. politicker.com, "Assemblyman William Boyland Found Guilty on All Charges," March 6, 2014
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