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Don Bowen

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Don Bowen
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South Carolina House District 8
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Don Bowen (b. May 7, 1945) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 8.

Education

Bowen earned his BS from the University of South Carolina in 1971.

Professional experience

Bowen served in the Williamston National Guard and is now retired.

Political experience

Bowne joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 2007. He has served in that position since, representing the 8th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Invitations and Memorial Resolutions, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bowen served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Don Bowen endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bowen was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and won in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Bowen Incumbent 52.8% 6,852
     Republican Ted W. Luckadoo 47% 6,104
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 31
Total Votes 12,987

2010

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[4].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Don Bowen (R) 5,242 54.63%
Tom Dobbins (D, WF) 4156 43.31%
Michael Carmany (L) 191 1.99%
Write-In 7 0.07%

2008

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.[5]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Bowen (R) 7,574
Tom Dobbins (D) 6,626

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Bowen was up for re-election, he collected $40,724 in donations.[6]

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

2008

Bowen raised $39,658 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Don Bowen $10,000
South Carolina Builders Association $1,250

Scorecards

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

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."[8]

2012

[Don Bowen received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Joan Brady (20%), Doug Brannon (20%), and Joseph Daning (20%).[10]

Personal

Bowen and his wife, Tomilyn, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 8
2006–present
Succeeded by
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