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Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix

Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix

Name: Paul Boyer

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Republican

Profession: Communication; aspiring instructor.

Hometown: Phoenix

Legislative District: No. 20, which covers parts of Phoenix and Glendale.

Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; Health (Vice-Chairman).

Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeeman.

Highlights of Community Involvement: “Well, it was a while ago, but Habitat for Humanity. Through that, I’ve built a few homes. And then with my church, my old church, I’ve been to Mexico six times just to build homes over there … Providing a roof over someone’s head? That’s huge.”

Why He Ran: “It’s a two-part answer. What inspired me to get into politics is completely separate from why I decided to run this particular time. I was working in the House for House majority (as a spokesman) and just being involved in the process for the last six years. And then there were two retirements, Linda Gray and Jim Weiers. They had served here for, between them, about 20 years, maybe longer than that. And then Kimberly Yee – she’s my senator, she’s my seatmate across the way – she had recruited me, she had talked to me about running. And I considered it and thought, ‘Well, can I win? Is it going to be worth it?’…So when they decided to retire, I thought, ‘You know what? If there was ever a time to run – this time.”

His Focus: “Primarily, (I) hope to deliver a fiscally responsible budget that still provides the core and necessary services.”

Bills: Authored HB 2488, which would allow individual schools and charter schools to offer 200-day academic calendars. It would also provide for increased funding for school districts and charter holders that choose to offer those extended calendars.

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  1. There is alot of talk about gun control to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.I agree, the mentally ill should not have guns but I have a better idea. Why not change the way we handle the mentally ill.I have a step son that is doing time for manslauter in florence. The problem is that he was taken out of the house at 14, kept doped up and had no education and put out on the streets at 18. He was starving and had no shoes or a coat during December. He was in a fight and the man died and now he is in prison. He had no drivers licence, social security card and no home. SHAME ON OUR SYSTEM.

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