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Who is John Boozman?
John Nichols Boozman is a well-known American politician and former optometrist serving as the senior United States senator from Arkansas, a seat he has held since 2011. Being a member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. representative for Arkansas’s 3rd congressional district from 2001 to 2011. Also, he is the dean of Arkansas’s congressional delegation.
In 1977, he co-founded a private optometry clinic and worked as a volunteer optometrist for low-income families. In 2001, he won a special election to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served as assistant majority whip and sat on the Republican Policy Committee. Also, he was an advocate for drug policy issues and chaired the Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, where he led the passage of bills expanding services for unemployed veterans. In 2010, he was elected to the United States Senate, thus defeating Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln by a 21-point margin and becoming the first Republican to be elected to the seat since Reconstruction.
In January 2011, he took office and is the ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade and the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Also, he is a senior member of the United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. In 2015, he became the senior senator from Arkansas when Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor left the Senate after his defeat by Tom Cotton. And the was then reelected in 2016.
How Old Is John Boozman?
He is 71 years old as of November 2022, having been born on December 10, 1950, in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. John shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Adalia Rose, Raven-Symoné, Joe Burrow, Kendalle Sands, Flynn Timothy Stocklin, and many more.
John Boozman Family
Who are John Boozman’s Parents?
He was born to Fay Winford Boozman Jr. (Father, born in 1923, but died in 1991) was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. And Marie E. Nichols (Mother).
Does John Boozman have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of Fay Boozman III (born on November 10, 1946, but died on March 19, 2005) was an American ophthalmologist and politician who served as a member of the Arkansas Senate from 1995 to 1999.
John Boozman Education
He received his high school education at Northside High School where he graduated. After graduating from high school, he attended The University of Arkansas where he played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks which he attended from 1969 to 1973 while completing his pre-optometry requirements. But he did not graduate from The University of Arkansas but went on to graduate from the Southern College of Optometry in 1977.
John Boozman Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Cathy Boozman, they married in 1972.
John Boozman Kids
He and his wife Cathy have three kids. Three daughters by the name Shannon Boozman, Kristen Bozman, and Lauren Boozman.
John Boozman Career
A Career in the U.S. House of Representatives
He was elected to Congress in a special election after his predecessor, Asa Hutchinson resigned to become the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 2002 he was unopposed and went on to defeat Democratic State Representative Jan Judy 59%-38% in 2004, and defeated Democratic nominee Woodrow Anderson III in 2006. In 2008, the Democrats did not field a candidate against him and John went on to win over 78% of the vote against token opposition from a Green Party candidate.
In October 2002, he voted in favor of the Iraq Resolution that led to the Iraq War. After 4,500 Americans and hundreds of thousands of civilians died, in 2011, he said “Right now, Iraq has a stable police force, s stable military. And hopefully, that will continue, and they’ll be successful in having a form of democracy that is not a safe haven for terrorism in the future”. He then endorsed former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee for president during the 2008 presidential campaign. In May 2004, he was appointed to the House Policy Committee, a committee of Republicans who vet issues and formulate legislation to address them.
A Career in the U.S. Senate
He did not run for reelection to the House in 2010 and instead, he opted to ran for the Senate seat held by incumbent two-term Democratic Blanche Lincoln. He then won the May 2010 Republican primary and defeated Lincoln in the general election with nearly 58% of the vote
In 2016, he won a second term by defeating former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge with 59.8% of the vote. This made him become the first Republican to be popularly elected to a second term in Senate from Arkansas.
John announced on March 6, 2021, that he would seek a third term as Senator.
In January 2011, he began his term in the Senate. He and Tom Cotton initially objected to the certification of the 2021 United States Electoral College vote count. After the 2021 United States Capitol attack, they voted to support it.
A Career in Political Positions
John opposes abortion. And in June 2022 after Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, he wrote: “The Supreme Court’s decision to affirm there is no constitutional right to indiscriminately sacrifice the lives of children in their mother’s wombs is the culmination of decades of work to correct the tragic, deadly lie that unborn babies are expendable and undeserving of protection”.
Health Care Reform
On November 7, 2009, he voted against the Affordable Care Act, later writing: “I am for health care reform, unfortunately, this bill does more harm than good”.
He supported Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campign. Moreover, he voted with Trump’s stated position 91.5% of the time and voted to acquit Trump in both of his impeachment trials.
Gun Violence and Firearm Laws
He has had an A rating from the National Rifle Association for his support of gun rights. In May 2011, he voted to table an amendment that prohibited the usage of the Patriot Act to access firearms records. He was one of the 46 senators to vote against a bill that would have extended background checks to all firearm transfers in April 2013 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. In 2016, he voted against the proposed Feinstein Amendment that sought to ban the sale of firearms to known and/or suspected terrorists, claiming that it would deprive Americans of due process.
In September 2012, he voted to block the advancement of the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012. Even though he partially authored the bill. The bill would then have established a $1 billion veterans Jobs Corps at a time when the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 10.9%, and fell two votes shy (58-40) of the 60 needed for passage.
He co-sponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (s. 720) in March 2017, which made it a federal crime for Americans to encourage or participate in boycotts against Israel and Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories if protesting actions by the Israeli government. In January 2019, he was one of eleven Republican senators to vote to advance legislation intended to block Trump’s intent to lift sanctions against three Russian companies.
January 6 Commission
On May 28, 2021, he voted against creating a January 6 commission to investigate the 2021 United States Capitol attack.
John Boozman Height and Measurements
His body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
John Boozman’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that he has a base salary of $174,000 and a net worth of $3.5 million.