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Rep. Boyd announces run for State Senate


State Rep. Justin Boyd (R-Fort Smith) announced Friday (June 11) he will seek the District 8 seat in the Arkansas Senate. The election is scheduled for November 2022.

Boyd is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 77, which covers a portion of Sebastian County, primarily Fort Smith.

The seat is currently held by Sen. Mat Pitsch, R-Fort Smith, who is running for Treasurer of State. Later this year, legislative boundaries will be redrawn, so the configuration of the District 8 seat may change.

Boyd serves as co-vice chairperson of the Joint Budget Committee in the 93rd General Assembly as well as on the House Insurance and Commerce Committee and the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.

“I’m proud of the work I’ve been able to accomplish as representative and helping strengthen Sebastian County and the state during my time in the House,” Boyd said. “We’ve been able to speak for…

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