Allen Boyd

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Allen Boyd is a former U.S. Representative from the 2nd Congressional district of Florida

F. Allen Boyd Jr., a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative from the 2nd Congressional District of Florida, having served 1997 to 2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Allen Boyd voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Boyd voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Boyd was born on June 6, 1945 in Valdosta, Georgia, was educated at Florida State University, served in the United States Army in Viet Nam, and was a farmer and a member of the Florida House of Representatives before entering the House.

Congressman Boyd is a leader of the Blue Dog Coalition, "a group of 35 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who advocate fiscal responsibility in the Federal budgeting process. They are centrist legislators working to build consensus between the two parties in Congress to find workable solutions for the most pressing budget issues.... Boyd was instrumental in the successful efforts by Congress to reach the historic 1997 balanced budget agreement."[1]

Boyd believes that "in order to grow the economy and achieve long-term stability, government must act as a catalyst, not an obstacle, for empowering companies to grow and thrive in a changing world market. He believes that government should provide an economic model for businesses to follow in order to stimulate growth. That central belief has earned him endorsements over the years from the United States Chamber of Commerce and the fiscal watchdog group, the Concord Coalition."[2]

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Boyd’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3]

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Florida superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Allen Boyd, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

2010 elections

Boyd lost to Tea Party Republican Steve Southerland.[1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00002743&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Allen Boyd
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies

Coalitions and caucuses

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Allen Boyd. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Former contact

DC Office:
1227 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5235
Fax: 202-225-5615
Web Email
Website

District Office:- Panama City:
30 West Government Street, Suite 203
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-785-0812
Fax: 850-763-3764

District Office:- Tallahassee:
1650 Summit Lake Drive
Suite 103
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: 850-561-3979
Fax: 850-681-2902

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Allen Boyd profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Military Construction Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, House Committee on Budget
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1997
Next Election:
November 4, 2008
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
no
Previous Political Work?
Florida House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 30 West Government Street, Suite 203, Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-785-0812 / Fax: 850-763-3764
2. 1650 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 103, Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: 850-561-3979 / Fax: 850-681-2902




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Date of Birth: June 6, 1945