wins Democratic nod, Adock wins Republican nod in 13th Congressional primary
, D-170, said he
is passionate issues such as making higher education more affordable and increasing the national minimum wage.
NORRISTOWN State Rep.
, D-Dist. 170, decisively won the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional primary race on Tuesday by defeating two veteran Pennsylvania politicians and one electoral newcomer.
With all Philadelphia votes tabulated and 98 percent of Montgomery County votes counted, Boyle
had a 24,476 vote total with 19,205 votes in Philadelphia and 5,271 votes in Montgomery County.
, 37, has lived in the Somerton section of Philadelphia for 10 years.
He earned a degree in government at Notre Dame University and a masters degree in public policy at Harvard University.
He was a consultant to the U.S. Defense Department at American Management Systems for three years before he was elected to the state House in 2008.
I have a mixture of frustration with the status quo and idealism.
Many in the political process are not representing the views I have, Boyle
said during the primary election campaign.
I want to defend the middle class.
supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
That would immediately lift 4.9 million Americans out of poverty and help people with middle class wages, he
Middle class wages have been stagnant.
The second campaign issue for Boyle
was reforming the federal tax code.
It is completely unfair that a teacher or a firefighter pays a higher tax rate than a hedge fund operator, he
I would reduce the gap
so the hedge fund manager was taxed at the same rate as the middle class.
would make college more affordable by starting a merit-based scholarship program to begin reducing the student loan debt burden.
I have over $50,000 in student loan debt, he
I was the first to go to college in my family.
On a recent campaign day, Boyle
visited a school in Northeast Philadelphia to give an award to an essay contest winner; met with Philadelphia black clergy, a senior luncheon in Northeast Philadelphia; read to three classes at a preschool in Willow Grove and met with the Hatboro Democrats.
Boyle said he already represented part of Philadelphia and Montgomery County by serving as the District 170 representative.
pointed out he
had been endorsed by more than 25 labor unions because I have the best record of fighting for the middle class.
Ive held over 200 campaign meet and greets, he
I have done more community meetings than my other opponents.
During his concession speech Tuesday night, Leach congratulated Boyle and said he would make a good Congressman.