About Phil Boyle

Republican Republican

District 4

                                                                             Biography

Phil Boyle is a lifelong resident of the New York State 4th Senate District and grew up in East Islip. After graduating from East Islip High School, Phil received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.A. from the University at Albany, and Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. 

Prior to serving in elected office, Phil spent several years working as a senior congressional aide working for both Congressman Frank Horton and Congressman Rick Lazio in Washington D.C.

In 1994, Phil was elected in a Special Election to represent the 8th Assembly District which encompassed portions of the Town of Islip and Town of Babylon.  During his tenure in the Assembly, Phil was considered one of the most fiscally conservative members and maintained one of the highest pro-environment voting records.

In 2012, Phil was elected to the New York State Senate. During his first term, Phil was named Chairman of the NYS Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, which held 18 forums throughout the State and resulted in eleven prevention driven pieces of legislation being signed into law. 

From 2014 through 2018 Phil served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development, & Small Business.  As Chair, Phil worked to ensure that the voice of business was being heard in Albany and was committed to finding ways to make New York more business friendly. 

Currently serving his fourth term in the Senate, Phil serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Environmental Conservation, the Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions and also serves as a Member of the Codes; Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business; Domestic Animal Welfare; Housing, Construction and Community Development; and the Judiciary committees. 

Early in his legal career, Phil served as an Assistant Town Attorney with the Town of Islip and was a founding partner in the law firm of Steinberg & Boyle, LLP.  He currently serves as Counsel at the law firm of Egan & Golden, LLP. 

An active volunteer in his community, Phil is a long-term, active member of the Great River Fire Department, the Sierra Club, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  He and his wife, Victoria Ryan, reside in Bay Shore with their toy fox terrier, Livvy. 

(Updated 2019)