House Dems Appoint Former State Treasurer Kevin Boyce to Ohio House Seat

Ohio House Democrats announced today the appointment of former Ohio Treasurer of State Kevin Boyce to the 27th Ohio House District in Franklin County.  Boyce returns to public life after serving as the Managing Director at Rice Financial where he specialized in municipal bonds.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to return to public life and I’m honored to represent my community in the Ohio House,” said Kevin Boyce. “This is a critical moment for working and middle class families in the 27th House District,” he added.  “We have both great challenges and great opportunities ahead, but we must find better ways to work together and build broad-based prosperity from the bottom up.”

Boyce has a long history of public service having previously served as a statewide officeholder from 2009 to 2011.  He also served as a Columbus City Councilman for eight years, holding the position as Chairman of Finance and Appropriations Committee.  During that time, Boyce also worked at KnowledgeWorks Foundation.  Throughout his career Boyce has received over fifty awards for leadership in public finance, public service and community service throughout his professional endeavors.

As State Treasurer, Mr. Boyce implemented a series of successful programmatic changes, through which,  he reduced operating costs by 12 percent, slashed pension fund management fees by 63 percent, and launched the nation’s first web training for treasurers’ continued learning. His management of the institution earned him the distinguished partner award by the National Association of Securities Professionals. Boyce was also named Chairman of the Financial Literacy Committee for the National Association of State Treasurers.

“There is no doubt Kevin will serve his constituents with the same integrity and professionalism that has come to define him over the years.” said House Minority Leader Armond Budish (D-Beachwood).  “Kevin has a unique blend of experiences that will make him a great lawmaker and strong advocate for his community.  We are thrilled to have Kevin join the Ohio House Democratic Caucus.”

Boyce is a graduate of the University of Toledo and received an M.S. in public administration from Central Michigan University.  He is a longtime resident of Columbus, where he lives with his wife Crystal and their two sons.  Boyce will be sworn in on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 1:30 at the Ohio House Chambers.

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