Kenneth C. Boyd

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Ken Boyd
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Supervisor Ken Boyd (R-Rivanna)

Electoral District Rivanna
Term Start 2004
Term End 2015
Preceded by Charles Martin

Term Start 2007
Term End 2008
Preceded by Dennis Rooker
Succeeded by David Slutzky

Electoral District Rivanna
Term Start 1999
Term End 2003
Succeeded by Sue Friedman

Biographical Information

Date of birth Oct. 10, 1947
Age 72
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Spouse Brenda Boyd
Children Casey, Patrick,
Kelley and Cory
Alma mater Averett University
Profession Financial planner
Boyd Financial Services
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Ken Boyd is a member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors who was elected a third term in the 2011 election. [1] He is a financial planner who served on several Albemarle County boards and commissions before first being elected in 2003. [2].


Boyd was born in Washington D.C. and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School[3]. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Burlington, North Carolina with his family.

He moved to Albemarle County in 1982 to take a job working for Jefferson National Bank. In 1991, he left the bank to start a financial planning business in 1991. He completed his undergraduate degree many years later from Averett University, followed soon by an MBA. Boyd's political career began in 1993 when he volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican George Allen. In 1999, he successfully ran for the Rivanna district seat on the Albemarle County School Board.

Committee Assignments and Appointments

Boyd has chaired the Audit Committee, and been a member of the Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee, the Development Review Process Task Force, and the Eastern Connector Alignment Study Committee. While a member of the School Board, he served for two years on the CATEC board.

Board of Supervisors

In 2003, Boyd successfully ran for a seat on the Board of Supervisors, defeating Democrat Peter Hallock. He was the chairperson from 2007 to 2008. Four years later, he ran for reelection and beat Marcia Joseph by a 146 vote margin.[5] In 2009, he told C-Ville Weekly he would not run for reelection to his Supervisor seat in 2011.[3]

Boyd originally sought the chairmanship of the Board in 2009, but withdrew his name from consideration in the face of opposition. [6] Democrat Ann Mallek went on to win her second year as chair of the Board. Despite failing to become chair, Boyd has been described as the Board's "de-facto majority leader" in the press. [3]

Hollymead controversy

Boyd was severely criticized by constituents after he announced his support for rezoning 140 acres south of Hollymead Town Center as a growth area.[7]

Boyd originally supported opening up the area for further development but agreed to "do what the people want" and opposed the construction after significant constituent oppositions.[7] Three weeks later, Boyd changed his mind leading to his being dubbed a flip-flopper, a term he said was "appropriate." [7] After his switch back, Boyd held a town hall where he faced the ire of over a hundred constituents, who demanded he withdraw his support for the development until infrastructure could be built to handle it. [7]

Western bypass rebirth

Boyd played a central role during the June 8th, 2011 surprise vote to change Albemarle County's position on the western bypass.[8]

Since that time, Boyd has held multiple Town Hall meetings to allow citizen input on the Bypass project [9]. Boyd has also written and explained his position on the issue[10].

The move was condemned in an editorial in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville's daily newspaper, stating that the actions were "disrespectful toward constituents and disdainful of best practices in public decision-making." [11] The editorial went on to state that the board's actions were "appalling", an "end run around the public," whether "the bypass is the best solution for the public or not, the manner in which this step was taken is contemptuous in the extreme" and amounted to an "act of contempt for the public" as well as for "best practices of public leadership."[11]

Election history

All of Boyd's elections for county offices have been for seats in the Rivanna Magisterial District.

2011 election for Board of Supervisors

Candidates Votes %
Kenneth C. Boyd (R) incumbent, (winner) 2,934 56.57
Cynthia Neff (D) 2,249 43.36
Write-In 4 0.05
Source: State Board of Elections[12]

Ken Boyd launched his bid for re-election at a press conference on May 12, 2011. During his run for U.S. Congress, Boyd said he did not anticipate a third run for Albemarle Board of Supervisors.[3][13] He defeated Cynthia Neff in the general election.[1]

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Kenneth C. Boyd (R) - Incumbent
Office Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Rivanna District
Election year 2011 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

2010 election for U.S. Congress

Boyd announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on September 14, 2009, joining many other Republicans interested in challenging Tom Perriello[14]. Boyd came fourth with 7.37% of the vote. [15]

2007 election for Board of Supervisors

In his second election for Board of Supervisors, Boyd narrowly defeated Democrat Marcia Joseph by 146 votes.


Candidates Votes %
Ken C. Boyd (R) incumbent 2,408 51.57
Marcia E. Joseph (D) 2,259 48.38
Write-In 2 0.04
Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Ken Boyd (R) - Incumbent * WINNER
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Rivanna District
Election year 2007 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

2003 election for Board of Supervisors

Boyd was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2003.

Candidates Votes %
Ken C. Boyd (R) 1,830 52.56
Peter G. Hallock (D) 1,652 47.44
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[16]

1999 election for School Board

Boyd's first election was for the Albemarle County School Board.

Candidates Votes %
Ken C. Boyd 3,687 100.00


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Boyd turns back Neff; Dumler wins in Scottsville, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Mallek defeats Wyant; Boyd, Dorrier re-elected, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved September 16, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Goldsmith, Will. "Ken Boyd Is a Man with a Plan." C-VILLE Charlottesville's News & Arts Weekly. 11 May 2010. Web. 17 May 2010. <>.
  4. Don Van der Linde? Wasteworks whacks recycler with RICO, Dave McNair, The Hook, Aug 17, 2009
  5. Web. Mallek defeats Wyant; Boyd, Dorrier re-elected, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 6, 2007, retrieved February 13, 2011.
  6. Web. Ken Boyd bows out of chair race, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, December 30, 2009, retrieved February 12, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Web. Ken Boyd's Hollymead headache grows, Brendan Fitzgerald, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, February 1, 2011, retrieved February 12, 2011.
  8. Web. Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive, Hawes Spencer, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, retrieved June 17, 2011. Print. June 14, 2011 .
  9. Web. Boyd holds town hall to explain support for bypass, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved July 27, 2011.
  10. Web. Why I voted to Reconsider the Western Bypass, Daily Progress, retrieved July 10, 2011.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Web. Supervisors' actions show disrespect, Daily Progress Editors, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved June 17, 2011.
  12. Web. Virginia State Board of Elections Elections Database, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved March 17, 2017.
  13. Web. Boyd announces he will seek a third term on Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 13 May 2011, retrieved 13 May 2011.
  14. Web. Boyd plans to challenge Perriello in 2010, Brian McNeill, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 15 Sept. 2009, retrieved 15 Sept. 2009.
  15. Web. Virginia's 5th congressional district election, 2010, Wikipedia, retrieved September 16, 2011.
  16. "General Election- November 4, 2003." Virginia State Board of Elections. 23 June 2009 <>.

External links

Contact information

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Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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