John Nicholas Boozman is an American Politician and a former optometrist. He is currently serving as a senior United States senator from the state of Arkansas. He was the U.S. representative for the 3rd congressional district of Arkansas from 2001 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican party
Senator John Boozman Career
He was born in Louisiana and raised in Arkansas. His father served in the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant. John Boozman graduated from Northside High School in Arkansas. He played football at the University of Arkansas for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Boozman graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in 1977. He started his private practice in the same year as the Co-founder of Boozman-Hof Regional Eye Clinic in Rogers. He worked as a volunteer optometrist at an area clinic and provided his services to low-income families.
John Boozman started his career in the U.S. senate in 2001 and won a special election. He served in the position till his senate election in 2010.
Boozman served as an Assistant Whip during the 108th Congress. He was named to the Speaker’s Task Force in 2003 with a mission for a Drug-Free America. This task force helped to author legislation regarding recreational drugs.
Boozman resigned his House seat to run for Senate in 2019. He defeated the Democratic official Blanche Lincoln by a 21 point margin in the general elections.
Senator John Boozman Accomplishments
In 2003, Boozman authored legislation to create a Drug-free America. He was praised for the efforts he made to stop illegal drugs from reaching kids.
Boozman chaired the Veterans Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee in the 109th Congress. He passed legislation to honor the services and sacrifice of the U.S. Veterans and help them get more benefits.
Senator John Boozman Criticism
Boozman voted in the favour of the Iraq Resolution in 2002 which led to the Iraq War. This war led to the death of 4,500 Americans in 2011. Boozman said that the war was worth it. He was heavily criticized by the people of America.