“When you choose me as your Senator, you can count on me to be fiscally responsible, socially conscious, and always hear you out. That’s a contrast to what we have in Olympia right now.”
-Councilman Bill Boyce
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Kent City Council member Bill Boyce is no stranger to history.
Attending segregated schools as a child growing up in North Carolina, Bill Boyce later became the first black Councilman to serve on the Kent City Council. If elected, he will be the first black Senator from the 47th District.
When he first came to Washington, Bill was stationed at Fort Lewis as an US Army Airborne Ranger at 18 years old. He loved the area so much, he decided to stay.
Bill has always been passionate about serving our community.
Before being elected to the City Council, he served on the School Board for 16 years, including four terms as board president. He was appointed by Democratic Governor Gary Locke to provide oversight and accountability for police officers as the civilian at-large on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. He has been a Human Resources leader at Boeing for over 30 years as well as serving on the Board for Harborview Medical Center.
Bill's top priorities are:
Lowering regressive taxes that target middle class and low-income families.
Repealing the so-called "Long Term Care" income tax scheme and putting money back in your family budget.
Police reform that invests in more officers and better training, and accountability to keep our communities safe.
Housing affordability so our kids and grandchildren can afford to live here.
Bill and his wife, Debbie, have lived in the 47th District for more than three decades. They raised their five children here and now their grandchildren are growing up close to home.