A PROUD Glencolmcille man has thrown his support behind his son in his bid for high office in the United States.
Brendan F. Boyle is already a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
His father Frank is a native Irish speaker from Glencolmcille who left Ireland in 1970 aged 19.
Son Brendan is the state representative from the 170th District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
He has represented the district since 2009 and has now announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district.
His brother Kevin also serves Pennsylvania, following in his brother’s footsteps in 2010 – to become the first brothers to serve together in the state legislature.
Their father Frank works as a janitor on the state’s transport system – and goes out canvassing for his son in the evenings.
The working class rooted family are having to face-off against the wealth of the Clintons in the campaign (that’s former President Bill!)
Wealthy Marjorie Margolies (71), is also running for the seat – she is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law!
“This race is not about Bill Clinton; it’s about Frank Boyle and it’s about the millions of others like him who need a champion in Washington, ” said Brendan.