|Name||William F. Boyland, Jr.|
|Address||402 Marion Street |
Brooklyn, New York , United States
Sep 11, 2012 02:41pm
|Info||Assemblyman William Frank Boyland, Jr. has been an active participant in public service since his early teens. His term in the New York Assembly has been distinguished by his commitment to improving the lives of New Yorkers in his Brooklyn home district as well as across the state. |
Since becoming elected to office in a special election in 2003, the Assemblyman has served on a number of committees reflecting the diverse needs of his constituents including the Committee on Aging, the Committee on Cities, the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry, the Committee on Local Governments and the Committee on Real Property Taxation.
Legislation he has authored includes a bill prohibiting credit card solicitation on State University of New York and City University of New York campuses unless credit education courses are provided. He has also co-sponsored legislation ensuring health care and medical supplies for the elderly and people with disabilities who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, establishing a scholarship to state and city universities for high achieving students, mandating health insurance coverage for prenatal ultrasounds, allowing personal income tax deductions for college textbooks purchased for dependents and providing public access to information on the release of potentially harmful substances into the environment.
Born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Assemblyman Boyland, Jr. was initiated into public service by his father, William F. Boyland, Sr., who occupied his district�s Assembly Member seat for 20 years, and his uncle, Thomas S. Boyland, a giant of a man as Assembly member from 1977 to 1982. His sister, Tracy L. Boyland, is a member of the New York City Council and Chair of the Women's Issues Committee. After graduating Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, he attended Virginia State University and worked for Governor Douglass Wilder, the first African American to hold that state�s office. Also while in college, he interned in several public offices including that of Congressman Major Owens and Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns.
Upon his return to New York City, Assemblyman Boyland, Jr. began his career as a community advocate. As an active member of Local 371 he was an eligibility specialist with the department of social services and worked diligently on behalf of other members to expand their benefits and ensure their rights. The member�s commitment to community is also highlighted in his efforts on behalf of Wayside Baptist Church and the NAACP, among other organizations.
Mr. Boyland, Jr.�s advocacy of the views and needs of his community embody the long-term vision, communication skills and innovative thinking that have made him a leader among his peers.