Outgoing State Rep. David Bowen announced Wednesday that he has entered the race for Milwaukee’s first aldermanic district.
“Serving honorably in public office has been one of the highest honors in my life,” Bowen said in a statement. “Following my departure from the State Legislature, the outpouring of encouragement to continue to serve the residents of Wisconsin has been both valuable and overwhelming. After much reflection, prayer, and counsel, I am honored to bring my passion and experience to the 1st Aldermanic District race.”
Bowen for MKE: Honored to bring my passion and experience from the State & County to the 1st District Milwaukee Common Council race! In a few cold WI winter days talking to 100's of residents, our campaign is the first nominated to the ballot! pic.twitter.com/SPHAGvAMr1
— David F. Bowen (@DavidFBowen) December 21, 2022
Bowen said in a press release that Milwaukee is facing a number of “critical challenges at a critical time.”
“Public safety concerns threaten our quality of life; a lack of equitable economic opportunities and quality housing frustrates our ability to raise the standard of living for all Milwaukeeans,” Bowen said. “If Milwaukee fails, the state of Wisconsin fails. If Milwaukee grows its tax base, the State of Wisconsin grows its tax base. I am eager to work with fellow alders on an agenda to mitigate these threats, foster untapped opportunity, and directly address the concerns of the 1st District.”
A lifelong Milwaukee resident, Bowen is a resident and homeowner in the 1st District’s historic Rufus King Neighborhood.