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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
  Reginald Bolding Jr.

Reginald Bolding Jr.

District 27

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 116
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3132
Fax Number: (602) 417-3274

Personal Information:
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.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
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 See Vote
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.
HB2552 C emergency contraception
HB2553 P human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
See Vote
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. See Vote
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


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