NY State Sen. Phil Boyle Not Seeking Re-election

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Five-term New York State Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) announced Monday that he won’t seek a sixth term, shaking up the local political landscape two months before voters decide the primary elections.

A half hour after the senator announced his plans on Twitter, state Sen. Alexis Weik (R-Sayville) issued a statement saying that she will switch districts to run for Boyle’s seat. It was not immediately clear who Republicans will run for Weik’s seat. Both senators represent parts of South Shore western Suffolk County.

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