State Representative


OCCUPATION: Staff Assistant, Multnomah County Chair's Office; State Representative District 19

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Director Of Development & Marketing, Black United Fund

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Community College Of Baltimore, Maryland

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: State Representative, Community Partnership Specialist with Multnomah County, US Navy Veteran; Social Security Administration

Legislative Duties, 1997 (69th) Session

Community Service, Current:

  • Board Of Directors, Japanese Immersion Education Foundation
  • Board Of Directors, Western States Center
  • Treasurer, World Affairs Council
  • Portland Police Bureau African-American Advisory Committee


  • Board Of Directors, City Club Of Portland
  • Board Of Directors, Black Education Center
  • Portland Public Schools Citizen Budget Advisory Committee
  • Information:
  • Husband Wayne "Skip" Elliott Bowman
  • Homeowners, Northeast Portland

Dear Voter,

Being your representative has been exhilarating, challenging, frustrating, and an honor at the same time. During the 1997 session I saw a lot, and learned even more. We had many gains and a few losses, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. For the 1999 session, I plan to advocate affordable housing for retired and fixed income seniors as well as first time home buyers, restorative justice to prevent recidivism, and a reliable source of funding for public schools.

I could not have done this work without your assistance, feedback, and belief in my ideas. Thank you for your continued support, and your vote this November. I look forward to serving you in the 1999 legislative session.

Sincerely, Jo Ann Bowman

Endorsed By: Beverly Stein, Phil Keisling, Elizabeth Furse, Oregon School Employees Association, Oregon State Police Officers' Association, Oregon State Fire Fighters Association, Portland Association Of Teachers

For more information, call (503) 284-1887 or email:

(This information furnished by Jo Ann Bowman.)

Jo Ann A. Bowman has not agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180.

State Representative

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