James Boyle (Maine politician)

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James Boyle
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 6th district
In office
2012 – Present
Preceded by Phil Bartlett
Personal details
Born (1958-08-19) August 19, 1958 (age 56)
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessperson

James 'Jim' A. Boyle (born August 19, 1958) is an American businessperson and politician from Maine. Boyle is a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 6th District, representing Scarborough, Westbrook and his residence of Gorham. He owns Boyle Associates Environmental Consultants and Avant Dance & Event Center.[1]

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.[2]

He earned a B.S. in forest management from the University of Maine in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Senator James Boyle Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Harry, David (November 6, 2012). "Boyle loses in Scarborough, buts wins Maine Senate District 6". The Forecaster. Retrieved 21 January 2013.