Daniel P. Boland has announced his candidacy for the position of town justice in the Town of Porter.
Boland has been an attorney in private practice for 25 years, associated with the Niagara Falls law firm of Rice, Reid, Broderick and Wattengel. He served as an assistant attorney with the Niagara County Department of Social Services for seven years. His county duties included child and adult welfare and the filing and prosecuting of petitions involving paternity, guardianships, child abuse and neglect and persons in need of supervision.
Boland has been a law guardian, a referee, a court evaluator and has been active with the county pro bono legal program for many years. His private practice includes all forms of legal matters, including real estate, estates and estate planning. Boland is 1971 graduate of Bishop Duffy High School and earned degrees at the State University of New York at Fredonia and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
He has served for 35 years with the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department where he attained the rank of battalion chief and has served as acting fire chief. He is a past municipal training officer and is currently an EMT-D and an instructor in fire ground survival. He is a past member of the County Fire Chiefs Association and County Fire Advisory Board and is a past chairman of the Niagara Falls Fire Department Children's Christmas Fund. Boland is also president of the Niagara Falls Firefighters Mutual Aid Association and has held various positions in Firefighters locals 714 and 3359.
Boland has served on the Niagara County Girl Scouts board of directors, the Oxychem Company's Citizen Advisory Panel and coached for the Whirlpool Park Little League for many years.
Boland lives in Youngstown with his wife, Mari. They have seven children and are members of St. Bernard's R.C. Church.