Tim Boyd is currently running for the Republican nomination to be the next governor of Idaho. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a Republican. In fact, Tim’s political history suggests he may not be a Republican at all. At various points in his life, Tim has voted as a Democrat and even worked as a staff member for Democratic lawmakers in the Idaho State Senate. He also publicly identified himself as a Democrat when running for state-level offices on multiple occasions. Tim even donated money to Democratic candidates during three different election cycles from 2008 to 2011. So does this make him a sneaky Democrat who only wants to appear as a Republican to get elected? Or did Tim just change his mind about which party he identifies with? Well, let’s take a look at Tim’s political history and see.
Is Tim Boyd a Republican or a Democrat?
Tim Boyd is a Republican. He was born in the USA, but his parents are from Mexico. They lived in California before moving to Arizona where Tim grew up. He has an older brother named Jim and a younger sister named Sarah. Tim is married to Janey, who is from Alaska and they have two children: George, who is four years old, and Martha who will be two this year (2010).
Tim Boyd: A Short Political History
- He was selected as the Minority Leader in 2007 and served until 2011. He later served as the Minority Floor Leader until 2013. In 2014, he was again elected to serve as the House Minority Leader.
- He was first elected in 2006 and served as the Minority Whip until 2010. In 2010, he was elected to serve as the Majority Whip and served for two years.
- He was a member of the Rules Committee from 2007 to 2012. He served as the chairman of the committee in 2011 and 2012.
- He was also a member of the House Finance Committee from 2007 to 2014. He served as the chairperson in 2011 and 2012.
- In 2010, he served on an interim committee that investigated corruption charges against former Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ).
- In 2012, he became a member of the Arizona State Land Commission and serves as chairman of this board until the present (2014).
- In 2013, he was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve on an interim committee that reviews state agencies and recommends changes or savings measures in order to help balance the state budget during tough economic times.
- He is currently a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Education Committee, and the House Judiciary Committee.
- He was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve on an interim committee that reviews state agencies and recommends changes or savings measures in order to help balance the state budget during tough economic times.
- In 2014, he was selected by Speaker David Gowan to serve as the Majority Whip and serves in this position until the present (2015).
Why Did Tim Change Parties?
- He believes that the GOP is the party of smaller government, lower taxes, and a booming economy where the American Dream is within reach of all citizens. He is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro–American workers. As a native of Texas, he is proud to be part of America’s largest red state. He also has strong ties to Romania, having lived there for several years as a child while his father was working for an oil company.
- Tim is a strong believer in personal responsibility. He believes that government should play an important role in ensuring that every citizen has access to health care, but it should not run the health care system. He also believes that government should not be involved in making moral decisions for an individual or a family. Tim believes that individuals and families have the right to decide what is best for their own lives.
- Tim has raised a Christian and he has always believed that religion and politics are separate issues. However, he knows the importance of the Bible and prayer in our daily lives and he is a strong supporter of religious freedom.
- Tim has always been anti-illegal immigration, which is why he changed parties to Republican when he moved to Arizona from California over 20 years ago. He supports building a fence along our southern border and requiring businesses to use E-Verify to check the status of potential employees who may be living here illegally. The GOP also supports securing our borders as well as outlawing sanctuary cities.
- Tim believes that the GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility and economic growth. He wants to see tax cuts for individuals, businesses, and corporations as well as reduced spending in areas such as welfare and foreign aid. The GOP also supports lowering corporate taxes, abolishing the death tax, and ending the IRS’s ability to audit individual Americans’ personal income tax returns.
- Tim believes that government should not be involved in social issues such as abortion or same-sex marriage; instead, it should focus on improving education and addressing poverty. The GOP also believes in giving parents more choice in how they raise their children by allowing them to teach their children at home or at a private school if they choose so long as it does not violate any state or federal laws relating to child abuse and neglect.
- Tim is also a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense purposes; he has been a member our government and should not be involved in social issues, such as gay marriage and abortion. He believes that the government should stay out of these issues and allow the citizens to decide for themselves what is best for their families.
- Tim supports term limits for Congress and would like to see them implemented in Arizona as well as across our nation. He believes that there are too many career politicians in Washington who are only concerned with their own careers and not doing what is best for America. Tim also wants to limit the terms of all officials, including judges and other elected officials, who have no accountability to the people they serve.
2016: Another Tumultuous Year For Boyd
Follow-up on the 2013 election
Tim Boyd was elected to a second term in the Idaho House of Representatives. He won by a single vote.
First year of his second term
Tim had another year of turmoil during his second term in the state legislature, which began in January 2014. Tim was accused of misusing campaign funds and failing to show up at important events and debates. He was also criticized for being an unresponsive and uncivil person who did not respond to constituents’ questions or concerns. His campaign website became a place where he would post many things that were related to his political career or personal life, but some people considered this inappropriate because it made it seem like he was running for office when he really wasn’t.
The 2014 elections
Tim Boyd ran as a Republican candidate for Governor of Idaho in 2014, but he lost the election to Lieutenant Governor Brad Little by 8%. Little received 37% of the vote for misusing campaign funds and was asked to pay back more than $40,000. He was also criticized for not appearing at scheduled events.
Second year of his second term
Tim had another year of turmoil during his second term in the state legislature, which began in January 2015. Tim was accused of misusing campaign funds and was asked to pay back more than $20,000. He was also criticized for not appearing at scheduled events.
Third year of his second term
Tim had another year of turmoil during his second term in the state legislature, which began in January 2016. Tim was accused of misusing campaign funds and was asked to pay back almost $50,000. He was also criticized for not appearing at scheduled events.
Tim Boyd has run for several political offices over the years. For a while, he was seen as a rising star in the Idaho Republican Party. However, he has also faced various controversies and scandals that have hurt his political career. Despite his troubled past, Boyd is now running for the Republican nomination to be the next Governor of Idaho. He may not be the most popular Republican in the state, but he has made it to the final round of the gubernatorial race. It will be interesting to see if Tim Boyd can win the Republican primary and if he can go on to beat the Democratic candidate. The path ahead is far from easy, but it will be worth watching to see if Tim can climb his way back to the top.