Kevin Boyle for State Representative

  • PA

Address

519 Burgess St
Philadelphia
PA
19148
United States

About Us

State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila., was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2010 after an upset victory over the former Speaker of the House.

Biography

State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila., was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2010 after an upset victory over the former Speaker of the House.

Kevin is a first generation American who grew up in a Philadelphia row home. He graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1998 and from LaSalle University with honors in 2002.

While at Harvard University earning his master’s degree in education, Boyle researched urban education issues, school funding streams, and strategies to expand access to higher education. Much of his research was included in the “Reach Scholarship” bill that his brother, Rep. Brendan Boyle, and Rep. Tony Payton introduced in the House in 2009. The bill’s goal was to provide all Pennsylvania students who demonstrate academic excellence with the opportunity to attend college for free.

After graduate school, Boyle worked as an advocate for the Alliance for Children and Families, the nation’s second-largest association for family service organizations in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities included policy analysis and organizing member agencies into action on their issues.

Before being elected state representative, Boyle served as Philadelphia Councilman Bill Greenlee’s legislative director for over three years and helped write some of the city’s most impactful new laws. He also worked directly on the ban prohibiting driving while operating a hand-held cell phone. It was also his idea to have council pass a law that prevents businesses unfairly firing domestic abuse victims, instead providing them with a four- to eight-week period of unpaid leave to heal.

His legislative interests include education, neighborhood quality of life issues and economic development.


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