Paul Boyer (politician)
Paul D. Boyer
|Member of the Arizona Senate|
from the 20th district
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Kimberly Yee|
|Member of the Arizona House of Representatives|
from the 20th district
January 14, 2013 – January 14, 2019
Serving with Anthony Kern
|Succeeded by||Shawnna Bolick|
|Alma mater||Arizona State University West|
Arizona State University
Paul D. Boyer is an American politician and a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate representing District 20 since January 14, 2019. He previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019, including serving as the Chair of the Arizona House Education Committee.
Previously, Boyer served as an official spokesman and policy advisor for House Majority at the State Capitol, the legislative liaison for the Arizona Department of Corrections, and a spokesman for Mesa Public Schools.
Early life & education
Budget and economy
Boyer supports measures to limit gun control. In 2016, he introduced legislation to prevent the use of smart gun technology in Arizona. This technology adds additional safety measures that must be met in order for the gun to fire, such as fingerprint recognition or requiring the shooter to wear a special ring. He received an A rating from the NRA.
- 2016 Paul Boyer and Anthony Kern were unopposed in the republican primary. They defeated democrat Chris Gilfillan on November 8. Boyer was the top vote getter in the election with 39,780 votes.
- 2014 Paul Boyer and Anthony Kern defeated democrat Amy Schwabenlender on November 4. Boyer was the top vote getter in the election with 25,610 votes.
- 2012 With incumbent Republican Representatives Jeff Dial and Bob Robson redistricted to District 18, and with incumbent Republican Representative Carl Seel redistricted from District 6, Boyer ran in the three-way August 28, 2012 Republican Primary, placing first with 12,224 votes, and won the first seat in the November 6, 2012 General election with 37,143 votes above incumbent Representative Seel and Democratic nominees former Representative Jackie Thrasher and Tonya Norwood.
|2016||Arizona House of Representatives||District 20||Paul Boyer||39,780||Chris Gilfillan||35,117|
|2014||Arizona House of Representatives||District 20||Paul Boyer||25,610||Amy Schwabenlender||19,779|
|2012||Arizona House of Representatives||District 20||Paul Boyer||37,143||Jackie Thrasher||30,342|
- "Paul Boyer". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- "Paul Boyer's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- Laurie Roberts (April 5, 2017). "Roberts: 7 Arizona lawmakers who got one right". The Arizona Republic.
- "About Paul". Paul Boyer State Senate.
- "On the Issues". Paul Boyer State Senate.
- Kate Gottfredson; Megan Gilbertson (March 23, 2017). "Great Schools Support Great Teachers }publisher=Arizona Charter Schools Association".
- "Anti-Fraud Bill Signed into Law – Ensuring Accountability in Arizona's School Choice Program". American Federation for Children. May 3, 2013.
- Jasmine Spearing Bowen (November 7, 2017). "Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country". Cronkite News. Arizona PBS.
- "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2016 Primary Election Aug. 30, 2016" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2016 General Election November 8, 2016" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 15. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 12, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 24, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2013.