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Craig Bowden

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Craig Bowden
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBen Lomond High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service2003-2010
Place of birthOgden, Utah
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
Craig Bowden was a 2014 Libertarian candidate seeking election to U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Utah.[1] Craig Bowden lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Bowden is pursuing a bachelor's in criminal justice with a history minor at Weber State University. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for seven and a half years, including two tours in Iraq. He received an honorable discharge in 2010.[1] He owns his own business, which provides firearms training and patriotic supply.[2]


Campaign themes


Bowden submitted the following statement about his political philosophy to Ballotpedia: "I am pushing for a restoration of the United States Constitution as the law of the land. I chose to run for office to break the Democrat/Republican power struggle and show that we must choose the people over party."[2]



See also: Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Bowden ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 1st District.[1] Craig Bowden lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop Incumbent 64.2% 70,240
     Democratic Donna McAleer 29% 31,668
     Libertarian Craig Bowden 3.6% 3,941
     Independent American Dwayne Vance 3.2% 3,538
Total Votes 109,387

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bowden's reports.[3]

Craig Bowden (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[4]July 12, 2013$0.00$280.00$(280.00)$0.00
Year-End[5]January 22, 2014$0$185$(185)$0
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2014$0$869.90$(861.21)$9.49
Running totals


Bowden is married to Elizabeth, and they have a daughter, two sons and two stepsons.[1]

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