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Biography for Congresswoman Nancy Boyda

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda represents the Kansas Second Congressional District, which includes Topeka, Leavenworth, Manhattan, and most of northeast and southeast Kansas.

Nancy graduated with honors from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where she received dual degrees in chemistry and education. She began her career in 1978 working as an analytical chemist and field inspector for the Environmental Protection Agency. Over the next two decades, she held management positions in several pharmaceutical companies, including Marion Laboratories.

Nancy has developed a reputation as a common-sense fiscal conservative willing to reach across party lines to solve today's most pressing problems.

The Kansas City Star described her as "an outspoken advocate for reform at home and wiser policies abroad" who "speaks forcefully against wasteful federal spending."

The Parsons Sun wrote, “All of a sudden the 2nd District of Kansas [has gone] from having obscure representation to being up front in the national news on a regular basis. The impact of Congresswoman Boyda is impressive to the point of being staggering.”

And the Topeka Capital-Journal has credited Nancy with "rebuilding trust" in Washington, saying, “Boyda's first 100 days in the House [were] remarkable.... Boyda had barely figured out how to maneuver the maze of marble hallways on Capitol Hill when she hit the limelight with a bill stripping members of Congress of taxpayer-funded pensions if convicted of a felony. She authored a bill requiring forfeiture of pensions upon conviction for bribery, conspiracy and perjury. It passed the House unanimously.”

Nancy's first priority is to directly serve her constituents through her two district offices. Her other priorities include drawing upon her pharmaceutical industry experience to help rein in America's skyrocketing prescription drug prices; advocating for the Second District's three military bases; and passing strong ethics reform laws to reduce the influence of the billion-dollar lobbying industry.

Nancy lives in Topeka with her husband, Steve Boyda, a Marine Corps veteran and former Marshall County Attorney. She is the mother of two children and five stepchildren and attends Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka.