Justin Boyd

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Phillip Justin Boyd


Arkansas State Representative
for District 77 (Sebastian County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 12, 2015
Preceded by Stephanie Malone

Born May 28, 1975
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lora Ann Hill "Lori" Boyd
Children Mora, Olivia, and Amelia Boyd
Residence Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Alma mater University of Arkansa<br (Fort Smith campus)

Sam M. Walton College of Business
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Occupation Pharmacist; Businessman
Religion Roman Catholic

Phillip Justin Boyd, known as Justin Boyd (born May 28, 1975),[1] is a pharmacist from Fort Smith, Arkansas, who is a Republican state representative for District 77 in a portion of Sebastian County in the western portion of his state, which he has represented since 2015.[2]

Background

Boyd is a pharmacist and co-owner of Coleman Pharmacy in Alma in Crawford County. He earned his associate's degree from the Fort Smith campus of the University of Arkansas and received a Master of Business Administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the [[University of Arkansas for Medical Sciencesin the capital city of Little Rock.[2]

Boyd and his wife, Lora Ann Hill "Lori" Boyd, who has worked in the field of audiology, have three daughters, Mora, Olivia, and Amelia. He is a member of Rotary International, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, from which he received the "Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award."[2] He previously lived in Hugo in Choctaw County in southern Oklahoma, where he was employed by the Choctaw Manufacturing and Development Corporation, and Springdale and Van Buren, Arkansas, dates unavailable.[1]

Political life

Upon taking office, Boyd was one of only six Roman Catholics in the Arkansas House, along with newly elected colleague Rick Beck of Center Ridge in Conway County. He is affiliated with St. Boniface Parish in Fort Smith and the president of the St. Boniface School Board.[3]

In 2014, Boyd ran without opposition in both the Republican primary and the general election for the legislative seat vacated by his fellow Republican, Stephanie Malone of Fort Smith, who was term-limited.[4]Boyd is assigned to the House committees on: (1) Public Health, Welfare, and Labor and (2) City, County, and Local Affairs.[2]In February 2015, he joined dozens of his fellow Republicans and two Democrats in co-sponsoring legislation submitted by Representative Lane Jean of Magnolia in Columbia County , to reduce unemployment compensation benefits. The measure was promptly signed into law by Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Phillip Boyd. Mylife.com. Retrieved on February 18, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Justin Boyd. Arkansas House of Representatives. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.
  3. Aprille Hanson (February 10, 2015). Two Catholics new to Arkansas House this session: Representatives Rick Beck, Justin Boyd ready to serve the state for the first time. Arkansas Catholic: The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.
  4. District 77. ballotpedia.org. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.
  5. HB 1489 – Reduces Unemployment Benefits – Key Vote. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on February 19, 2021.