Nicole Akins Boyd was honored to be elected to the Mississippi Senate, where she represents Lafayette and Panola Counties, in November of 2019. Nicole is completing her first term in the Mississippi Senate where she Chairs the Maternal, Infant, and Children Task Force, and is the Vice-Chair of the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee. Nicole is a member of the Education, Insurance, Judiciary A, Technology, Tourism, Housing, and Finance Committees. Additionally, Nicole in her first term of the legislature was appointed to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
Over the last three years, Nicole sponsored, and co-sponsored legislation enacted into law ranging from workforce development, teacher pay increase, computer science education, consumer insurance legislation, telemedicine expansion, dyslexia, veteran’s issues, dementia, adoption, foster care, and economic development. Nicole was honored in 2020 to receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Small Business Federation for her work with small businesses and their employees during the pandemic. Additionally, this year she received the Champion for Children Award from Thrive and the Health Care Leadership Award from the Community Mental Health Centers.