Brendan F. Boyle
(Montgomery & Philadelphia County) -- Elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
in 2008, Brendan F. Boyle
represents Pennsylvania's 170th legislative district.
In 2010, Rep.
was re-elected with 64% of the vote.
In that same election, his
brother, Kevin, was also elected to the state House from the neighboring 172nd district.
They are the only brothers serving together in the state House.
The son of an Irish immigrant, Brendan Boyle was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia.
The first in his family to attend college, he went to the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a bachelor's degree in government and completed the Hesburgh Program in Public Service.
While at Notre Dame, he worked as a sportscaster, announcing Notre Dame football and basketball games on 640 WVFI-AM in South Bend, Ind.
later attended graduate school at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
He graduated from Harvard in 2005, earning a master's degree in public policy.
Prior to his election to the House, Brendan worked in the private sector.
He was a management consultant to various agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense, including Naval Sea Systems Command and the Military Sealift Command.
Brendan is the former chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.
In 2011, he was named an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.
Brendan is also an adjunct professor of public policy at Drexel University.