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|South Carolina House District 8|
|2006 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Education
- 2 Professional experience
- 3 Political experience
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Scorecards
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Bowen earned his BS from the University of South Carolina in 1971.
Bowen served in the Williamston National Guard and is now retired.
Bowne joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 8th District.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education and Public Works, Vice Chair|
|• Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, Vice Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education and Public Works|
|• Invitations and Memorial Resolutions|
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Don Bowen Incumbent||52.8%||6,852|
|Republican||Ted W. Luckadoo||47%||6,104|
Bowen ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 8 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Bowen defeated Tom Dobbins (D,WF) and Michael Carmany (L) in the general election on November 2.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 (2010)|
|Don Bowen (R)||5,242||54.63%|
|Tom Dobbins (D, WF)||4156||43.31%|
|Michael Carmany (L)||191||1.99%|
On November 4, 2008 Bowen won re-election to the 8th District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Tom Dobbins (D).
Bowen raised $39,658 for his campaign, while Dobbins raised $28,751.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 (2008)|
|Don Bowen (R)||7,574|
|Tom Dobbins (D)||6,626|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Bowen was up for re-election, he collected $40,724 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|South Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Don Bowen's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Caucus Of South Carolina||$5,000|
|Palmetto Leadership Council||$2,000|
|Palmetto Business Council||$2,000|
|South Carolina Farm Bureau||$1,250|
|188 Claremont LLC||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$40,724|
Bowen raised $39,658 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|South Carolina Builders Association||$1,250|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."
[Don Bowen received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Joan Brady (20%), Doug Brannon (20%), and Joseph Daning (20%).
Bowen and his wife, Tomilyn, have three children.
- Don Bowen's official campaign website
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Don Bowen
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of South Carolina Leaders," January 17, 2012
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 19, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in South Carolina
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Campaign contributors to Don Bowen
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
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