Boyd announces campaign for District 46 state House seat

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Conservative Army veteran and small business owner Clark Boyd announced Tuesday he plans to enter the Republican primary to replace Mark Pody as District 46 state representative. 

Pody does not plan to seek re-election and announced he will run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mae Beavers who is now in the running for governor. 

“I have had a heart for service since I joined the military when I was 18 years old.  That same desire to serve and make a difference is why I am stepping up to this opportunity.” Boyd said. “I intend to fight for the conservative values and ideals that our country was founded upon and work to make Tennessee the freest state in the nation”

Boyd said he is a NRA member and an advocate for the Second Amendment. He is 100 percent pro life and a protector of the unborn. As a small business owner, Boyd said he is also aware of the challenges that big government can create for business. He said he will work to reduce red tape and keep taxes low for Tennesseans. Boyd said he will work with other legislators to curtail illegal immigration and opposes the establishment of any sanctuary cities within Tennessee. 

“I’m excited about Clark’s decision to run,” said former Wilson County GOP chairman Kevin Foushee. “He is going to do well in anything that he does. He is a strong leader, and people listen to and respect him. He is one of those few people who seems to have a knack for getting people to unite behind his vision. The people of the 46th District will be well represented by someone like Clark.”

Boyd is the owner of an insurance agency in Lebanon. He and his wife, Jada, have two children, Wilson, 9, and Blair Ellen, 6. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where they teach Sunday school together and he serves as a deacon.  

Boyd is involved in the community in Wilson County, where he has previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, men’s ministry chairman at Immanuel Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity president and chairman of the Wilson County Republican Party.  

For more information, visit voteclarkboyd.com.


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