Meet Mosie Boyd
Mosie Boyd is a proven and trusted attorney advocate serving our community. She graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Little Rock and received her license to practice in Arkansas in 2008. The following year, she began representing clients in Fort Smith. Her legal practice covers a broad range of cases, including adoptions, foster care and child protection, veterans advocacy, defense of those who have been wronged by corporations or negligent drivers, and promoting small businesses. She is also licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and serves residents throughout the Arkansas River Valley.
Attorney Boyd is an active member of the Sebastian County Bar Association, and her commitment to our service professionals, including the police, fire and EMS departments, is proven by her work with the Sebastian County Search and Rescue Team. As a founding member of the River Valley Economic Development Council, Attorney Boyd understands the importance of economic development to the future of our community.
In 2017, Mosie Boyd welcomed Col. Bobby Kinney, our new Commander of the 188th Wing, and his family to Fort Smith. Prior to law school, Boyd earned a master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. Attorney Boyd is committed to supporting our troops as we face global and domestic security threats that require our best and brightest to rise to the occasion.
When our enemies recruit our children online, use social media to turn us against one another, inspire killings on American soil—far too often at the hands of our fellow Americans, and distribute lethal drugs, we need leaders who understand the complexities of our history, know how to inspire love and respect for all Americans, and want to build bridges, heal divisions and strengthen law enforcement to secure the safety and well-being of all Sebastian County residents.
Attorney Boyd is excited that the 188th Wing has adopted a new vision: Embracing a culture of getting to “Yes.” Boyd looks forward to supporting this vision by leading our county to encourage the same proactive vision for creating a bright future and a thriving community, and by working to help save American lives, protect Arkansas families, and promote economic development throughout the river valley.
Over the past decade, Attorney Boyd has worked closely with the Sebastian and Crawford County Drug Courts to advocate for a second chance for those who are committed to reforming their lives. As part of these programs, nonviolent drug offenders can only earn a second chance if they agree to follow a clean path comprising work, school, and enhanced family support. She has witnessed firsthand the cost-effective benefit that Drug Courts and Veterans Courts provide to clients and families. If elected, she promises to give full support to these effective programs to help alleviate the current prison and jail overcrowding issues.
An Asset for Arkansas
Ranked the second worst in Arkansas for both the number of children in foster care and the number of substance abuse arrests, Sebastian County faces an imminent and substantial drug abuse threat. This massive problem impacts schools, families, law enforcement, and it clogs the Court systems.
Uniquely qualified to understand the legal system’s critical role in bringing about change to this growing crisis, Attorney Boyd will work with schools, church and community leaders, law enforcement, and local prosecutors to reduce drugs, thereby reducing crime and the number of children who flow in and out of the foster care system.