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| Home City: Laveen
Occupation: Managing Director, Education Non-Profit
Member Since: 2015
State Representative Reginald Bolding is an educator, community leader, and social entrepreneur. Bolding a first generation college student is an outstanding scholar in both education and justice studies.
After graduating at the top of his class from the University of Cincinnati, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and International Security, Reginald turned down a full-ride law school scholarship to become a Special Education teacher in South Phoenix to teach underserved youth.
Growing up in an underserved neighborhood himself, Bolding understood firsthand the obstacles and barriers faced by youth and families in these communities and wanted to help create change. He started a non-profit to provide students from low-income communities’ access to internships opportunities at top companies in Arizona.
At the age of twenty-eight, Bolding was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing downtown Phoenix, South Phoenix, Laveen, Tempe, and the Gila River Indian Community.
During his first term, Bolding was one of the most successful Democrats in the Arizona State Legislature. Representative Bolding introduced bills that would increase access to early child education, create tuition free higher education options, and worked to develop job training programs. Additionally, Bolding led a criminal justice reform agenda introducing bills that require body-worn cameras of law enforcement officers, sentencing reform, and reduced private prison contracts.
Representative Bolding serves on the House Education Committee and the Ways and Means Committee in the State Legislature.
In 2016, Representative Bolding helped launch Veterans Reach to Teach - an initiative to provide veterans an opportunity and pathway to serve as teachers in Arizona classrooms.
Bolding sits on the board of The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Leading for Change, and The State of Black Arizona.
Representative Bolding and wife Cymone live in the South Mountain/Laveen community.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short/NOW Title|
|HB2124||C||WQARF funding; state treasurer; transfers|
|HB2125||C||DHS; state food standards|
|HB2188||P||employment discrimination; prohibition.|
|HB2231||C||STOs; administrative cost allocation|
|HB2232||P||public school tax credit; increase|
|HB2234||C||STO scholarships; student transfers|
|HB2235||C||STO scholarships; means testing|
|HB2371||P||minors; automatic firearms; prohibited|
|HB2376||C||traffic complaint quotas; prohibition|
|HB2434||C||automatic voter registration; driver licenses|
|HB2437||C||early voting locations; extended hours|
|HB2457||C||appropriation; community information and referral|
|HB2458||C||supplemental appropriation; foster care placement|
|HB2459||C||tax credit; foster parents|
|HB2466||C||schools; health information; website posting|
|HB2469||C||nutrition assistance program; farmers' markets|
|HB2474||C||postsecondary institutions; sexual consent policies|
|HB2476||C||sex education programs; requirements|
|HB2486||P*||university admission requirements; foreign language|
|HB2487||P*||community colleges; tuition waivers|
|HB2511||P*||peace officers; camera requirement|
|HB2512||P*||law enforcement; deadly force; investigations|
|HB2517||P||internet crimes against children; fund|
|HB2520||P||appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs|
|HB2534||C||ballots; defects; notice; cure|
|HB2546||C||independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures.|
|HB2547||C||campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.|
|HB2548||C||foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.|
|HB2549||C||independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.|
|HB2553||P||human trafficking victim; vacating conviction|
(NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction)
|HB2563||C||health facilities; substance abuse recovery|
|HB2571||C||DCS information; legislator discussion|
|HB2585||C||secondary motor vehicle finance transactions|
|HB2591||C||securities registration; exemption; website operators.|
|HB2598||C||adoption; married couple; preference.|
|HB2618||C||pet dealers; dogs; prohibitions|
|HB2624||C||critical health information; emergency responders|
|HB2668||P*||results-based school-readiness contracts|
|HB2669||P*||high schools; academic growth awards|
|HCM2003||C||urging Congress; increase customs personnel|
|HCR2020||C||ratification; equal rights amendment|
|HCR2021||C||women's reproductive rights; support|
|HCR2029||C||persons with disabilities; employment; support|
|HCR2031||C||Citizens United decision; repeal|
|HR2005||C||death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart|
|SCR1010||C||Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution|
|SCR1020||C||Mayor John Driggs; death resolution|