Literally a life-long resident of New York's Fourth State Senate District, Phil  Boyle was born in Southside Hospital and grew up in East Islip.  He and his wife, Victoria Ryan, reside in Bay Shore with their toy fox terrier, Livvy.  Phil is the proud stepfather to Patrick and Sarah Ryan.

Phil received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after previously attending the State University of New York at Geneseo.  He continued his education by earning a law degree from Albany Law School and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany.

After graduate school, Phil served several years on Capitol Hill as a senior congressional aide. He served four years as Legislative Director to the late Congressman Frank Horton (R-Rochester), then later as campaign manager and Chief of Staff to former Congressman Rick Lazio (R-Brightwaters).

Subsequent  to  his  time  working in Washington, Phil was elected to the New York State Assembly in a Special  Election  in 1994.  He represented the 8th Assembly District, which encompassed portions of the Suffolk County Towns of Islip and Babylon.  During his tenure in the New York State Assembly, Phil was considered one of the most fiscally conservative members of that body while also consistently maintaining one of the Assembly's highest pro-environment voting records.

Phil was elected to the New York State Senate in November of 2012.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, as well as a member of the Senate Standing Committees on Housing, Construction and Community Development; Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business; Codes; Local Government; Racing, Gaming and Wagering; and Consumer Protection.

Phil  Boyle was a founding partner in the law firm of Steinberg & Boyle, LLP, and he is now an attorney with the leading tax certiorari law firm of Cronin, Cronin, Harris and O'Brien, P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, New York.

Actively involved in his community, Phil serves as a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Sierra Club, as well as an active volunteer  firefighter  and  former Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Great River Fire Department.