Phil Boyle hired top Conservative's firm before run for sheriff – Newsday

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Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) in Albany, Jan.

Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) in Albany, Jan. 6, 2016. (Credit: Hans Pennink)

State Sen. Phil Boyle made payments totaling $5,000 to Suffolk Conservative Party Secretary Michael Torres’ new political consulting company last year a few months before Boyle announced his run for Suffolk County sheriff, campaign finance records show.

Boyle (R-Bay Shore) received the Conservative Party endorsement in March as the party passed over incumbent and Conservative Party member…