Profession/background: Boyd grew up in Chandler and has lived in Edmond with his wife, Alex, since 2013. He studied marketing and international business at OSU as an undergraduate and later earned a master’s degree in public administration at OU.
Boyd has been the public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation since 2012, according to his LinkedIn page. Before taking that job, he had a short stint at Chesapeake Energy, but he spent the early years of his career in politics. An intern for former Oklahoma House Minority Leader Rep. Danny Morgan, Boyd also worked as a legislative assistant for legislators of both parties, including former Rep. Ed Cannaday, former Rep. Steve Vaughan, Rep. Dustin Roberts (R-Durant) and Rep. Ken Luttrell (R-Ponca City). He was also the campaign manager for Randy Rose, a retired firefighter who ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for Senate District 44 in 2010.
According to Boyd’s campaign website, he is involved in a number of community organizations, including The Springs Church of Christ, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Edmond Public Transportation Committee.
Platform: Boyd’s campaign website lists five top priorities: open communication and constituent services, improving Edmond’s transportation infrastructure, economic development and supporting public education and health care access.
On his campaign Facebook page, he recently posted a list of 50 ideas to improve Edmond. They range widely, from making the mayor a full-time city employee to extending bus lines to instituting an annual art contest for local students to promote good stormwater management practices.
Transportation issues figure heavily in Boyd’s campaign. He held a lengthy Facebook Live discussion on the topic in January. “Life must revolve around people, neighborhoods, and commerce, just not cars,” he wrote in another recent Facebook post.
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