Mary O. Boyle

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Mary Boyle
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
January 3, 1979-December 31, 1984
Preceded by Arthur Brooks
Succeeded by Jane Campbell
Personal details
Born (1941-12-23) December 23, 1941 (age 73)
Political party Democratic

Mary O. Boyle is an American politician of the Ohio Democratic party.

Boyle started her career in elective office as a state legislator representing Cleveland Heights (Ohio District #9). She was the first female Majority Whip in the Ohio House of Representatives. Following that, she served on the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She is married to the Vice-President of Cleveland State, Jack Boyle.

Boyle was a candidate for the United States Senate in 1994 to replace the retiring Howard Metzenbaum, but she was defeated in the Democratic primary by Joel Hyatt. Republican Mike DeWine eventually was elected to the Senate seat in November 1994. In 1998, she was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring John Glenn. She was defeated by then Ohio Governor George Voinovich. Also ran for Treasurer of State in 2002 against Joseph T. Deters, which she lost. [1]

Boyle is the mother of Ohio politician Jim Boyle and three other children. including Catherine Boyle, John Boyle, and Peter Boyle.

Party political offices
Preceded by
John Glenn
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 3) from Ohio
Succeeded by
Eric Fingerhut

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