David Bowen (Wisconsin)

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David Bowen
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 10
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBradley Tech High
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David F. Bowen is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Bowen, the child of Jamaican immigrants, served on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.[1] As of early June 2014, he did not live in District 10 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[2]

Bowen said that one of his reasons for seeking a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly was the fact that in April 2014, the county's voters passed a referendum that cut the pay of the members of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from $50,679/year to $25,000/year. Bowen said, "I honestly didn’t see this coming. This forces me to get another job because I can’t afford to serve my constituents like I did before."[2]


Bowen's professional experience includes serving as county supervisor on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Workforce Development
Small Business Development



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. David Bowen defeated Bria Grant, Sara Lee Johann and Tia Torhorst in the Democratic primary. Artis Landon (R) was removed from the ballot before the primary. Bowen was unopposed in the general election and was elected to the seat.[4][5][6][7]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bowen 54.2% 3,992
Bria Grant 21.1% 1,555
Tia Torhorst 18.2% 1,338
Sara Lee Johann 6.5% 481
Total Votes 7,366


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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandy Pasch (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 10
Succeeded by