Boyle sworn in as state representative for fourth term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Phila./Montgomery, today was sworn into office for his fourth term as representative for the 172nd Legislative District during a ceremony in the Capitol.

“As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, it is truly an honor to continue serving the people of the city in the Pennsylvania General Assembly,” Boyle said. “As a new year and a new session is upon us, I am ready to get back to work fighting to make this state a better place for every man, woman and child in the commonwealth.”

The ceremony marks the beginning of the 2017-18 legislative session. The state constitution mandates that the legislature convene at noon the first Tuesday of January.

Boyle’s legislative interests include education, law enforcement and economic development.

Boyle said that he is also eager to continue championing legislation he had previously introduced. This includes a continued focus on reducing the cost of higher education, a bill that would amend the state’s hate crimes law to include sexual orientation, and a bill that would address negligent property owners.

Boyle’s constituent service offices are located at 7801-A Hasbrook Ave., which can be reached at (215) 695-1016, and at 7420 Frankford Ave., which can be reached at (215) 331-2600.

“The work my staff and I do in and around the district is just as important to me as the work we do in Harrisburg,” Boyle said. “My staff and I are able to help constituents with a wide variety of issues from finding unclaimed property to helping apply for PHEAA state grants.”

Constituents can also visit his website at for information on various state-related services and programs.