State Representative Kevin L. Boyce was appointed to the 27th Ohio House District in Franklin County on May 8, 2012. He was elected to return to office with close to 90% of the vote in November the same year. Boyce returns to public life after serving as the Managing Director for Rice Financial, a New York Investment banking firm that exclusively focused on assisting State, County, and City governments to finance capital projects.

Boyce has a long history of public service having previously served as a State Treasurer from 2009 to 2011. As State Treasurer, 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.

Prior to his appointment as State Treasurer, Boyce served eight years as a member of the Columbus City Council, of which the last three he was elected as President Pro Tempore and served as Chairman of the Public Finance Committee. During his tenure on Council in Columbus (the 15th largest city in the nation, and the largest city in the country with a AAA Bond Rating from all three major bond rating agencies), he established a record of fiscal integrity, performance based budget practices, and oversaw the adoption of the city’s $1.3 billion dollar annual budget, which includes a capital budget of nearly $400 million dollars for roadways, neighborhood development, and infrastructure improvements. Additionally, Boyce founded the Columbus Youth Commission, significantly expanded parkland and greenways, advocated for stronger civil rights laws, and championed job creation strategies that led to the creation or retention of over 20,000 jobs in central Ohio.

Boyce also served as Executive Director of KnowledgeWorks Ohio, a non-profit organization created with the mission of improving Ohio’s school systems through public development and advocacy. During his tenure at KnowledgeWorks he was a part of a team that invested over $100 million dollars in Ohio’s public school systems, implementing cutting edge education models such as Project GRAD, Small Schools, and Early College. Boyce has also served as Chief of Staff for the Ohio House of Representatives’ Democratic Caucus under Minority Leader Jack Ford, was Executive Director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, and directed youth programs under Mayor Carleton Finkbeiner in the City of Toledo.

Paid for by The Kevin L. Boyce Committee
Mary Ellen Withrow, Treasurer • 1480 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215