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James BoyleDEMDemocrat Member of Maine State Senate
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James Allen Boyle (born August 19, 1958) is an American businessperson and politician from Maine. Boyle served as a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 6th District, representing Scarborough, Westbrook and his residence of Gorham from 2012 to 2014. Boyle was a candidate in the January 2022 special election for Maine House District 27, which he won. He ran for Governor of Maine in the 2018 election but dropped out before the Democratic primary. He owns Boyle Associates Environmental Consultants and Avant Dance & Event Center.Boyle, who ran as a privately funded candidate, defeated State Representative Tim Driscoll in the Democratic Primary for the District 6 Senate seat. The seat had been held by Phil Bartlett, who was unable to run for re-election due to term limits. In the general election, he beat Ruth Summers, wife of Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers.In 2014, Representative Amy Volk (R-Scarborough) defeated Boyle by a margin of approximately 900 votes in the November 2014 general election. The Volk-Boyle race was one of the state's most watched contests. Over $330,000 was spent by outside groups in the race. Boyle lost despite approximately two-thirds of the outside spending seeking to benefit Boyle.He earned a B.S. in forest management from the University of Maine in 1981.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Maine
BS Forest Management
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Maine State House of Representatives
2022 - Current
Maine State House of Representatives
Maine State Senate
2012 - 2014
Avant Dance and Event Center, Westbrook
Boyle Associates
1996 - Current
Senior Wetland Scientist
Boyle Associates
1996 - Current
Environmental Siting Coordinator
Central Maine Power Company
1990 - 1996
Field Forester
Champion International
Field Forester
Rowe and Ellis
Field Forester
Patten Corporation
Field Forester
Great Northern Paper Company
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Former Chair
CMP’s Land & Water Stewardship Task Team
Former President
Maine Association of Wetland Scientists
Stewardship Committee, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust
Small Woodlot Owners Association of Maine
Rotary Club of Westbrook-Gorham
Gorham Business Exchange