After loss in 2014 Senate run, Clark Boyd seeks House District 46 seat

Clark Boyd, a Lebanon insurance agent who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mae Beavers in the 2014 Republican primary, has announced as a candidate in House District 46, currently held by Rep. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon.

Here’s his announcement news release:

News release from Clark Boyd campaign

LEBANON—Conservative Army veteran and small business owner Clark Boyd announced today that he is entering the Republican primary to replace Mark Pody as district 46 state representative. Pody is not seeking reelection and will be running 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”

Clark Boyd is a NRA member and huge advocate for the 2nd Amendment. He is 100 % Pro-Life and a strong protector of the unborn. As a small business owner, Clark is also very aware of the challenges that big government can create for business. Clark will work to reduce red tape and keep taxes low for Tennesseans. Clark will work with other legislators to curtail illegal immigration and opposes the establishment of any sanctuary cities within TN.

“I’m excited about Clark’s decision to run,” says 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 that seem 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 Clark serves as a deacon.  Clark is very 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, please visit our website www.voteclarkboyd.com.

Note: In the 2014 GOP Senate District 17 primary, Beavers, now running for governor, got 16,177 votes to 11,104 for Boyd. Within Wilson County, Beavers had 9,112 votes to 7,051 for Boyd. During the campaign, he told the Lebanon Democrat that he sought to replace Beavers learning voters of Senate District 17 “are hungry for new, pragmatic, conservative leadership, and I feel I bring that to the table.”

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