|North Dakota State Senate District 39|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||24|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Dickinson State University, 1970|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1965-1966|
|Birthday||May 26, 1946|
|Place of birth||Baker, MT|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bowman served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bowman served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bowman served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
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.
|North Dakota Senate, District 39 (2010)|
|Bill Bowman (R)||5,288||98.47%|
In 2010, Bowman received $1,700 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Bowman's campaign in 2010|
|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|
In 2006, Bowman collected $1,883 in donations.
These were his contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$400|
|NORTH DAKOTA LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION||$300|
|NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION||$300|
NDPC: 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. 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.
Bowman and his wife, Karen, have three children. They currently reside in Bowman, North Dakota.
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- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed July 8, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2006 General election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council, "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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