Allen Boyd

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F. Allen Boyd Jr., a Democrat, represented the 2nd District of Florida in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011.


Record and controversies

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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 12 - 3/25 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 80 - 16/20 75 - 15/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
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Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 74 - 14/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Boyd voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Environmental record

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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

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.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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.


DC office
  • 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-3553 Fax: 202-224-0454
    Webform email
District offices
  • 30 West Government Street, Suite 203, Panama City, FL 32401
    Ph: 850-785-0812 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1650 Summit Lake Drive, Suite 103, Tallahassee, FL 32317
    Ph: 850-561-3979 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Articles and resources

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