Randy Boyd (Tennessee)

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Randy Boyd
Born 1959
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Residence Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Businessman
Known for Founder of PetSafe and a Republican candidate for the Tennessee Gubernatorial election 2018
Spouse(s) Jenny Boyd
Website www.randyboyd.com

Randy Boyd (born 1959) is a businessman and politician, Boyd is the former Commissioner of the department of economic and community development. In 1991, Boyd founded the company PetSafe, Which today is worth over $250 million. and in the spring of 2017 announced his bid for the Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2018.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Randy Boyd was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised by his two grandparents, while growing up he attended New Hopewell Elementary School. After three years, at the age of 19, Randy Boyd graduated the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In 1985 he married his wife Jenny and raised 2 children shortly after their marriage.

PetSafe & Radio Systems Corporation[edit]

In the 1980s, Randy Boyd was selling electric fencing for horses to farms in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Boyd would drive along the route and before starting his drive would receive calls from up to ten stores wanting to order his electric fences. So in 1991 Randy Boyd founded Knoxville-based radio systems (the parent company of petsafe) which owned brands like sport dog and Invisible Fe. Today PetSafe employs 300 people and is worth $250 million.

Gubernatorial Campaign[edit]

On March 16, 2017 Randy Boyd formally announced his run for Governor of Tennessee on the Republican ticket.[2] He was the 2nd candidate to enter the Republican Primary for Governor of Tennessee. As of June, 2017 Randy Boyd has received endorsements from 22 East Tennessee County Mayors, and has received an endorsement from Montgomery County, Tennessee Mayor Jim Durret.[3]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Randy Boyd announces 2018 run for governor". wbir.com. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Randy Boyd announces 2018 run for governor". wbir.com. 2017-03-07. Retrieved 2017-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Durrett endorses Boyd for governor". Theleafchronicle.com. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2017-06-30.