Bev Plosa-Bowser

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Bev Plosa-Bowser
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 13
PartyRepublican
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Websites
Campaign website
Bev Plosa-Bowser campaign logo
Bev Plosa-Bowser was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] She lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.[2]

Biography

Plosa-Bowser was appointed to the Air Force Academy at the age of 17. She served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve for more than 30 years and attained the rank of Colonel. She served in a number of positions while in the Air Force, including munitions/logistics officer, faculty member at the Army and Air War Colleges and Launch Decision Authority at Cape Canaveral in Florida.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Plosa-Bowser's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "America was once the best place on earth to start or expand a small business and it can be again. Free enterprise, business, industry and entrepreneurs create jobs. Small business is the backbone of our economy. I will work to reduce taxes on small business and free them from unnecessary, unwieldy government regulation to invest, grow and create family-sustaining jobs."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Because I want to protect the quality of care we have in our country, I support a health care system that keeps you in charge of decisions about your family’s care and minimizes the government role between patients and their doctors. No government policy or office should dictate how patients receive health care."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "I believe that a strong America remains the guiding light that shines for freedom across the world. Working closely with our international allies and friends, we must succeed in Afghanistan and keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism. I fully support our military forces as they protect our National interests as well as efforts in Congress to develop new technologies and training programs for our first responders to counter new and dangerous threats."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "Social Security is a promise made to those who have paid in to the system. We as a nation must keep our promise. With our economy back on track we can begin to look for meaningful reforms to Social Security that protect the promises we have already made."
  • Families
Excerpt: "The basic building block of our nation is the family and as a working mother, I will support and protect families so parents can maintain their parental rights, have the freedom to provide for their needs, bear no more than a reasonable tax burden and support a culture of life."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Plosa-Bowser ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District. Plosa-Bowser lost the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She was defeated by Carson Dee Adcock.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarson Dee Adcock 64.8% 6,116
Bev Plosa-Bowser 35.2% 3,317
Total Votes 9,433
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Plosa-Bowser's reports.[5]

Bev Plosa-Bowser (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2014$0.00$15,780.00$(13,347.39)$2,432.61
Running totals
$15,780$(13,347.39)

Personal

Plosa-Bowser is married and has five children and one grandson.[3]

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