Lessons from a senator

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Babylon High School Advanced Placement Government and Government 12R classes had the chance to take an inside look at the role government plays on the local and state level during a recent visit with New York State Senator Phil Boyle.

During the workshop, Senator Boyle spoke about his background, the role of the senate and the reasons why he chose to get into politics.
“I’ve always wanted to do something to help people, which is why I ran for office,” he said.

The 30-year career politician also described how elected officials are often best known for few key issues. For Senator Boyle, he noted that his key issues are working to combat the heroin and opioid problem, access to forensic resources and animal welfare.

Concluding the program, students had the chance to ask the senator questions about key issues.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about the government from someone who works on their behalf in the senate,” said Superintendent of Schools Linda Rozzi. “We were very appreciative of Senator Boyle visiting our school and donating his time to speak with our students.”