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Allen Boyd (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 6/6/1945 (Valdosta, GA)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Monticello, FL
Education: BS in Accounting from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Occupation: Farming/Ranching
Office Type: U.S. House -- Florida District 2 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$935,847

Total Receipts:
$1,194,160

Total Disbursements:
$780,732

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

F. Allen Boyd Jr., was born in Valdosta, Ga., and resides in Monticello, Fla. He received an associate's degree in accounting from North Florida Junior College in 1966 and a bachelor's degree from Florida State University in 1969.

He is a Vietnam veteran, who served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971. He is also a fifth generation farmer and a member of cotton, peanut, soybean and cattle associations.

Boyd was elected to the Florida House in 1989, serving until 1996, when he was elected to the U.S. House.

His family has deep roots in Florida politics, dating back to 1846 when his great-great grandfather, John Finlayson, was elected to the Florida House.

Finlayson later was elected to the Florida Senate and served as that body's president in 1858. Boyd's great-great uncle, Daniel A. Finlayson, was a state senator, 1911-13. His sister-in-law, Janegale Boyd, succeeded him in the Florida House of Representatives in 1996.

Boyd and his wife, Stephanie, have three children.


Past Campaigns:

Allen Boyd was elected to the Florida House during a special election to fill a vacancy in January 1989 and was re-elected for three subsequent two-year terms.

In the 1996 Democratic primary for the 2nd District U.S. House seat, Boyd finished first among three candidates with 49 percent but was forced into a runoff with Leon County Commissioner Anita Davis, who had 26 percent. He won the runoff 64-36 percent.

He was elected to the U.S. House in 1996 with 59 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Bill Sutton. Boyd won a second term in 1998 without major party opposition. He was re-elected in 2000 with 72 percent of the vote against Tallahassee Republican Doug Dodd.

In 2002, he defeated another Tallahassee Republican, Tom McGurk, former director of the state Agency for Workforce Innovation, with 67 percent of the vote.


Web site: http://www.boydforcongress.com; http://www.house.gov/boyd/
Email address: fl02@legislators.com



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