Bill Bowman

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Bill Bowman
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North Dakota State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
1990-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDickinson State University, 1970
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1965-1966
Personal
BirthdayMay 26, 1946
Place of birthBaker, MT
ProfessionAuctioneer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill L. Bowman (b. May 26, 1946) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Bowman earned his B.S. in Business Education from Dickinson State University in 1970. He has worked as a farmer, rancher, auctioneer and a John Deere salesman. Bowman served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1966.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bowman served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bowman served on this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bowman served on this committee:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Bill Bowman was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Stephanie Pretzer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pretzer and Bowman will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Bowman won re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the primary.[3] and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 39 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Bowman (R) 5,288 98.47%
Write-in 82 1.53%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Bowman was re-elected to the 39th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate.[5] Bowman was unchallenged.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bowman received $1,700 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Bowman's campaign in 2010
Marathon Oil$600
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$500
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$300
Total Raised in 2010 $1,700

2006

In 2006, Bowman collected $1,883 in donations.[7]

These were his contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $400
SCHAFER, SHILA $333
CONOCOPHILLIPS $300
NORTH DAKOTA LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION $300
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $300
MARATHON OIL $250

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting North Dakota's business community.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[8] In 2012, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored on how they voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to women's issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[9] Bowman received a score of 75.76% on policy legislation and voted against 7.72% of state spending. On policy, Bowman was ranked 29th and on spending was ranked 11th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[10]

Personal

Bowman and his wife, Karen, have three children. They currently reside in Bowman, North Dakota.

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Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 39
1990–present
Succeeded by
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