Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Rep. Reginald Bolding

Representative Reginald Bolding is an educator, community leader, and social entrepreneur. In 2014, Reginald was elected to his first term in the Arizona House of Representatives. He represents District 27, which covers most of Downtown Phoenix, South Phoenix, Guadalupe and Laveen.

 Representative Bolding, a first generation college student, is an outstanding scholar in both education and justice studies. After graduating at the top of his class from the University of Cincinnati, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and International Security, Reginald turned down a full-ride law school scholarship to become a Special Education teacher in South Phoenix. He credited his hardworking single mother and an educator for helping him achieve his level of success to that point. In turn, he wanted to pay it forward and spark change in the lives of other students living in low-income communities as a classroom teacher.


The Arizona Republic named Representative Bolding as one of "14 Individuals Poised to Change Arizona". He was also named one of Phoenix's 40 people under the age of 40, by the Phoenix Business Journal,  as Founder/Executive Director of the internship non-profit Future Leaders of Arizona. Previously, he has served as a Commissioner with the City of Phoenix’s Community Development Committee and the Public Defender Review Committee.

Representative Bolding holds a Master’s degree in Education and is a current doctoral candidate at Arizona State University, where he later became a Clinical Instructor in the nation’s largest teaching college. Currently, he is Managing Director of Alumni Affairs with Teach For America - Phoenix. In the State Legislature, Representative Bolding serves on both the Arizona House Education Committee and the Committee on County and Municipal Affairs.