Joe Bowen

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Joe Bowen
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Kentucky State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$1,788.51/month
Per diem$135.30/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kentucky House of Representatives
2004-2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky, 1972
Personal
BirthdayApril 22, 1950
Place of birthEvansville, IN
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Bowen (b. April 22, 1950) is a Republican member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Bowen served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2005-2006.

Biography

Bowen earned his B.S. from the University of Kentucky in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a partner of Bowen Tire company, a family owned business started in 1949.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kentucky Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Health and Welfare
Natural Resources and Energy
State and Local Government, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kentucky State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28, 2014. Incumbent Joe Bowen was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2010

See also: Kentucky State Senate elections, 2010

Bowen defeated Democratic incumbent David Boswell by a margin of 18,073 to 16,904 in the November 2 general election.[3]

In the May 18 primary election, Bowen ran unopposed.[4]

Kentucky State Senate, District 8 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Bowen (R) 18,073 51.7%
David Boswell (D) 116,904 48.3%
Kentucky State Senate, District 8 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Bowen 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bowen is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Bowen raised a total of $355,739 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[5]

Joe Bowen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kentucky State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $1,000
2010 Kentucky State Senate, District 8 Won $217,481
2006 Kentucky State House, District 13 Defeated $72,453
2004 Kentucky State House, District 13 Won $64,805
Grand Total Raised $355,739

2012

Bowen was not up for election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bowen raised a total of $1,000.
Kentucky State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Bowen's campaign in 2012
Csx Transportation$500
Merck & Co$500
Total Raised in 2012$1,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bowen won election to the Kentucky State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bowen raised a total of $217,481.

2006

Bowen lost the election for the Kentucky State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Bowen raised a total of $72,453.

2004

Bowen won election to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bowen raised a total of $64,805.

Personal

Bowen and his wife, Vicki, have two children. Bowen has served as chair of multiple boards, including the Owensboro YMCA Board, the Kentucky State Parks Foundation Board and Daviess County Hospital Board.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Boswell (D)
Kentucky Senate District 8
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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