Sen. Jim Boyle (D-Cumberland) Announces Campaign for Re-Election

Posted on February 17, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Via press release:

    Senator Boyle Announces Campaign for Re-Election

      Will continue work to strengthen small businesses and protect Maine’s environment

BoyleGORHAM – Citing the difficult political climate in Augusta and the need to continue working on economic development, today Democratic Senator Jim Boyle of Gorham announced his campaign for re-election in the new Senate District 30, which includes all of Gorham, and most of the communities of Buxton and Scarborough.

“When I first ran in 2012, I said that Maine needs leaders with the experience and willingness to champion economic growth while protecting the natural beauty and heritage that makes Maine such a great place to work, live, and raise a family,”
said Senator Boyle. “This has been my guiding principle since being elected. I am proud of the bipartisan work I have done to move Maine forward, and am running for re-election because there is much more still to do.”

In Augusta, Senator Boyle has been a strong supporter of restoring revenue sharing to local communities, and accepting federal funds to expand health care to nearly 70,000 Mainers, including 3,000 veterans. He also sponsored legislation later incorporated into LD 90, a first-of-its-kind workforce development bill, to make it easier for students who didn’t finish college to return to complete their degrees and develop the skills necessary for new jobs in emerging industries.

“Having witnessed firsthand the political climate in Augusta, I am more convinced than ever that it needs to change,” said Senator Boyle. “I have made it a point to work with members of all parties on policies that make sense for Mainers, including job growth, access to affordable health care, and protecting our natural resources.”

As the Senate Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Boyle successfully negotiated a bipartisan compromise on important solid waste legislation that will lead to increased recycling and a reduction of solid waste in landfills.

“Senator Boyle has been an amazing asset to the Maine Senate,” said Assistant Senate Majority Leader Anne Haskell of Portland. “He pays attention to the communities he represents, and is skilled at working across the aisle to achieve positive results for his district and the state.”

Senator Boyle owns and operates Boyle Associates, an environmental consulting firm. He cites his experience as both a small business owner and a senator as reasons for seeking a second term.

“People here at home call us ‘Augusta.’ They don’t differentiate between Democrats and Republicans, or the House and the Senate. They depend on us to do right for them and their towns, no matter our party or where we serve,”
added Senator Boyle. “It’s a good approach, and one I take to my work both in Augusta and at home.”

Senator Boyle graduated from the University of Maine in 1980, and lives near the Presumpscot River in North Gorham with his partner, Sue, and their two dogs. He has two grown children, Jared and Lindsay.

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