Ben Bowman

Seventh-generation Oregonian Ben Bowman has built a widely-endorsed campaign for the newly formed House District 25 representative on a platform of housing, infrastructure, education, economic, and environmental issues.

“Oregon should be the best place in America to live and raise a family: world-class schools, a clean environment, affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure, and abundant economic, free from racism, homophobia, and all forms of bigotry,” Bowman wrote in his campaign webpage.

The Democrat, who ran unopposed in last spring’s primary, and was nominated by the Independent Party of Oregon and the Working Families Party, faces Republican Bob Niemeyer for the seat in November.

Bowman, who’s currently serving in his second year as Tigard-Tualatin school board chair, said in a written statement he’s proud to be part of “eliminating ‘pay-to-play’ fees for sports and activities, passing a landmark policy to combat hate speech, and achieving our highest graduation rates in district history last year.”

The TTSD alum, who served at Grand Marshall of Tigard’s 2022 Pride parade, works as a policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Education, and previously worked in the state legislature for former state representative Margaret Doherty.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in education policy from Stanford University. 

He is endorsed by the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, Tigard-Tualatin Student Union, Tualatin Valley Professional Firefighters, Tigard Mayor Jason Snider, State Rep. Dacia Grayber, former State Rep. Margaret Doherty, Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, Oregon AFL-CIO, and many more (visit campaign website for full list)

Learn more about the Ben Bowman campaign at www.benfororegon.com.