Paul Boyer is a state representative in legislative district 20, which includes much of Glendale and North Phoenix.
He is the Chairman of the House Education Committee, and a member of the House Rules, and House Judiciary and Public Safety Committees.
He’s in his fourth year of teaching high school – Humane Letters at Veritas Preparatory Academy.
Previously, he spent three years as legislative liaison with the Arizona Department of Corrections before becoming a policy advisor and communications for Republicans in the State House of Representatives. In this capacity Paul was instrumental at helping Republican officials defend three state budgets which helped Arizona to achieve a structurally balanced budget in the midst of the greatest economic recession in modern times, all without increasing debt or using typical government “smoke and mirrors” accounting.
Paul championed a bill that provides funding to police departments to hire more full time investigators to go after those who rape, torture and sexually abuse children in Arizona. For more on this issue, click on this link.
Rep. Boyer also sponsored legislation that provides protections for firefighters who get cancer on the job. For more on this issue, click on this link.
He worked arduously on the Arizona Jobs Bill that resulted in the largest permanent tax cut in state history that has led to companies relocating and expanding into Arizona citing “Arizona’s friendly business environment.” His success helping to advance conservative principles in state government has earned him the respect of his peers. The Arizona Capitol Times even recognized him with one of their “Best of the Capitol” awards.
Paul is an Arizona native who grew up in the West Valley, attended Deer Valley high school, Paradise Valley Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from ASU West with a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Communication Studies. He is also a board member of Childhelp.
He has received the Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from Paradise Valley Community College, legislator of the year award from the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, Outstanding Leadership & Advocacy in Protecting Arizona’s Children award from NotMYkid, and legislator of the year award from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is a newlywed, having recently married Beth. They have a rescue dog – Sydni, a nine-year-old Cairn Terrier, and Bingley, a year old Yorkie Terrier. His parents, Fred and Sharon live in Glendale. He is a Grand Canyon enthusiast having hiked it rim to rim to rim six times with his best time at 24 hours.