The State Representative from the 172nd district is looking to jump to the upper chamber in Harrisburg.
“I am running for the Democratic nomination for state Senate in Northeast Philadelphia’s 5th Senatorial District,” Boyle states. “It has been an honor to serve the people of Northeast Philadelphia in the state House for the past five years. During my three terms in office I’ve fought battles to protect workers rights, expand economic opportunities for all citizens, not just the 1% in addition to fighting for the quality of life for Northeast neighborhoods. I’ve also been extremely proud to have stood up to many of Philadelphia’s entrenched political machines.”
“My career experience from being an advocate for children in foster care to being a state representative shows a track record of fighting for regular people not the rich or political elites,” he continues. “I don’t come from a background of wealth or privilege. My father is a janitor in a SEPTA subway station and my mother was a school crossing guard. I’m very proud my brother Brendan and I after growing frustrated with machine politics challenged entrenched incumbents in office and won seats in the state House. I believe now is the time to seek higher office in the state Senate so to better lobby for the causes I’ve committed my life to and to fight for the working families of Northeast Philadelphia.”
The 5th district is currently represented by Democratic State Sen. John Sabatina Jr., who was elevated from the State House in a special election earlier this year. Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack held the seat before that.
Boyle is the younger brother of freshman Congressman Brendan Boyle.
UPDATE: Boyle told PoliticsPA he hasn’t decided whether he’ll also run for re-election to the State House at the same time. He said that he wanted to hear the opinions of his constituents first.