State Rep. David Bowen

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Rep. Bowen: Statement on verdict in Heaggan-Brown trial
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Rep. Bowen: Statement on verdict in Heaggan-Brown trial

“The second shot was clearly unjustified on video with Mr. Smith on his back with his hands in clear view."

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke
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Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke

"It is positive news that Milwaukee County now has the opportunity to have an actual Sheriff."

Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections
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Rep. David Bowen calls on Governor Walker not to enforce Voter ID Disenfranchisement law for 2018 elections

In the 2012 Presidential election, the City of Milwaukee had 41,000 more ballots cast than the 2016 election, a turnout reduction that very possibly correlates with the Republican Voter ID law.

Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter
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Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter

"Today's announcement that charges have been brought on Sylville Smith's shooter is an important step toward justice for Sylville, his family and friends, and a community that mourns his death."

Reps. Bowen and Brostoff: Response to Gov. Walker’s comments on opening a Milwaukee-based youth correctional facility
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Reps. Bowen and Brostoff: Response to Gov. Walker’s comments on opening a Milwaukee-based youth correctional facility

Governor Walker made comments that he is willing to work with Milwaukee elected officials on a local juvenile corrections facility.

Rep. Bowen statement on Corrections budget request for Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake
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Rep. Bowen statement on Corrections budget request for Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake

The Department’s request guarantees Wisconsin will remain out of compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith
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State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith

“It is crucial that trust be restored to the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. David Bowen

Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park
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Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park

“It is time for the sheriff to reverse his poor decision and restore full public access to Sherman Park.”

Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee
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Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee

“Elected officials, law enforcement, and community leaders need to come together and listen to the people in our community who continue struggling to get by.”

Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community
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Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community

"What the whole state needs to hear. That Black Lives must matter and those who advocate for them need this community’s support too."

Statement from Rep. Bowen on shootings in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas
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Statement from Rep. Bowen on shootings in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas

“I pray for all the families and all heavy hearts hurting from these situations. May God help us.”

Rep. Bowen praises MPS Superintendent for rejecting school takeover proposal
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Rep. Bowen praises MPS Superintendent for rejecting school takeover proposal

Commends Dr. Driver’s thorough, alternative proposal for OSPP

Rep. Bowen to host Emergency Public Forum on Juvenile Corrections Reform
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Rep. Bowen to host Emergency Public Forum on Juvenile Corrections Reform

Calls for immediate solutions to reduce youth recidivism

Rep. Bowen statement on expected arena district end-use jobs announcement
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Rep. Bowen statement on expected arena district end-use jobs announcement

“I am pleased that labor representatives have been successful in negotiating with the Bucks to pay a living wage and prioritize hiring local workers...”

Rep. Bowen to attend Wauwatosa West forum after principal’s insensitive comments toward Students of Color
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Rep. Bowen to attend Wauwatosa West forum after principal’s insensitive comments toward Students of Color

“After being notified of this issue by a family member of a student, I cleared my calendar in order to help develop an authentic dialogue among students, faculty, and parents who are discouraged by this situation.”

Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections
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Confirmed by Wisconsin Republicans: Voter ID is intended to rig elections

“Wisconsin Republicans’ recent confession that the goal of voter ID is to rig elections for Republicans shows there is no ethical purpose in keeping this law in place.”

Rep. Bowen calls on Governor Walker to hold Milwaukee public meeting on Lincoln Hills
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Rep. Bowen calls on Governor Walker to hold Milwaukee public meeting on Lincoln Hills

"It is imperative that residents of Milwaukee have answers..."

Statement from Rep. Bowen on deplorable comments and actions of Rep. Gannon
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Statement from Rep. Bowen on deplorable comments and actions of Rep. Gannon

“Yet, Rep. Gannon, and those on the other side of the aisle who agree with him but who may not be quite as animated, say Milwaukee’s problems are Milwaukee’s alone.”

Op-Ed: Crisis of Gun Violence Calls for Action
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Crisis of Gun Violence Calls for Action

City is hurting and common sense reforms by legislature could help.

Rep. Bowen calls for local alternatives for Milwaukee youth at Lincoln Hills
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Rep. Bowen calls for local alternatives for Milwaukee youth at Lincoln Hills

“As more details emerge regarding the situation at Lincoln Hills, it is disturbing to learn of children under the watch of Governor Walker’s Department of Corrections allegedly enduring physical and sexual abuse...”

Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree Lighting
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Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree Lighting

"Not one more penny of taxpayer money should be used to prosecute them."

Rep. Bowen offers legislation observing October 12 as Indigenous Peoples Day
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Rep. Bowen offers legislation observing October 12 as Indigenous Peoples Day

The legislation would put an end to Wisconsin’s observation of Columbus Day each October 12.

Rep. Bowen wishes students, educators well at start of school year
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Rep. Bowen wishes students, educators well at start of school year

Will greet students at Bradley Tech High School, Universal Academy Elementary

Rep. Bowen: Statement on a new Milwaukee Bucks arena
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Rep. Bowen: Statement on a new Milwaukee Bucks arena

I couldn’t support the arena deal without reducing the $400 million financial burden on taxpayers, much of which will be paid for by Milwaukee residents.

Rep. Bowen Demands Action in Response to Escalating Milwaukee Gun Violence
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Rep. Bowen Demands Action in Response to Escalating Milwaukee Gun Violence

Rep Bowen Statement on Milwaukee Gun Violence

Statement from Rep. Bowen on Assembly’s Passage of Backwards Republican Budget
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Statement from Rep. Bowen on Assembly’s Passage of Backwards Republican Budget

“We’ve known from the start that this budget is wrong for Wisconsin.”

Reps. Bowen & Brostoff Introduce Heat & Eat Bill
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Reps. Bowen & Brostoff Introduce Heat & Eat Bill

New Legislation Would Reverse Food Stamp Cuts from 2014 Farm Bill

Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision
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Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision

Says 14 Shots “Excessive,” Urges Community to Stand Firm Against Injustice

Supervisors Announce Support for Couture Project
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Supervisors Announce Support for Couture Project

They Applaud Economic and Community Development Committee for Approval of Project

Supervisors Bowen and Rainey to Hold Joint Town Hall Meeting October 30
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Supervisors Bowen and Rainey to Hold Joint Town Hall Meeting October 30

Supervisors Welcome Input From 10th and 2nd District Residents on 2015 Budget

Supervisor David Bowen Praises ECD Committee Actions
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Supervisor David Bowen Praises ECD Committee Actions

Bowen Praises Approval of Sale of O’Donnell Parking Structure, Surplus of Community Correctional Center Building, Hammes Project

Supervisor David Bowen Critical of Proposed Utility Rate Increase
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Supervisor David Bowen Critical of Proposed Utility Rate Increase

Urges Public Service Commission to Table WE Energies Rate Hike Request

Bowen Applauds Board Passage of Board Resolution Calling for Accountability
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Bowen Applauds Board Passage of Board Resolution Calling for Accountability

Says SHO Audit Will Address Concerns Over Operations

Supervisor Bowen Thanks Committee Colleagues for MCO Audit Approval
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Supervisor Bowen Thanks Committee Colleagues for MCO Audit Approval

Health and Human Needs Committee Approves Audit for Managed Care Organizations

Supervisor Bowen Applauds Raids of Violent Criminals
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Supervisor Bowen Applauds Raids of Violent Criminals

Announces Resident Leadership Conference on July 26 to Address Quality of Life Issues

Supervisor David Bowen Urges Residents to Attend 7 P.M. Community Call to Action for Shooting Victim at Tiefenthaler Park
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Supervisor David Bowen Urges Residents to Attend 7 P.M. Community Call to Action for Shooting Victim at Tiefenthaler Park

Bowen Decries Violence in Parks and Urges More Patrols, Block Watches

Supervisor David Bowen Praises Organizations for Successful Transit Suit
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Supervisor David Bowen Praises Organizations for Successful Transit Suit

Lawsuit Will Bring $13.5 Million to Milwaukee County for New Transit Routes

Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen Praises Low-wage Workers
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Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen Praises Low-wage Workers

Compares Fight for Economic Justice with Civil Rights Movement

Bowen Thanks County Board for Passage of Birth Certificate Resolution
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Bowen Thanks County Board for Passage of Birth Certificate Resolution

Issues Statement Expressing Appreciation

Supervisor Bown Issues Statement on Sen. Kohl’s Generosity to the Community
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Supervisor Bown Issues Statement on Sen. Kohl’s Generosity to the Community

Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement regarding Herb Kohl's generosity to the community

David Bowen Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin’s 10th State Assembly District
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David Bowen Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin’s 10th State Assembly District

David Bowen to run for Wisconsin’s 10th Assembly District

Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the April 1 Referendum
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Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the April 1 Referendum

"Yesterday, wealthy special interests won a bad poll of public perception at the expense of our democratic principles."

Supervisor David Bowen Criticizes Referendum, Supporters
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Supervisor David Bowen Criticizes Referendum, Supporters

Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s referendum on County Supervisors’ pay and benefits.

Supervisor David Bowen Thanks Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Zilber Family Foundation for Contributions to Johnsons Park
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Supervisor David Bowen Thanks Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Zilber Family Foundation for Contributions to Johnsons Park

Following the announcement of a $250,000 gift for the revitalization of Johnsons Park from the Zilber Family Foundation and a $100,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Milwaukee for the park, Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement.

Supervisor David Bowen Calls Living Wage Ordinance Passage “A Major Win” for Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee County
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Supervisor David Bowen Calls Living Wage Ordinance Passage “A Major Win” for Low Wage Workers in Milwaukee County

Following the Milwaukee County Board's 12-6 veto override of a measure to increase the living wage to $11.32 for employees of contractors doing business with the County, Supervisor David Bowen issued the following statement.

Supervisor David F. Bowen Cites Brookings Study on Poverty
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Supervisor David F. Bowen Cites Brookings Study on Poverty

Says Study Justifies Living Wage Ordinance

Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control
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Bowen Calls Living Wage Bill in Legislature an Attack on the Working Poor and Local Control

Bill Would Prohibit Municipalities from Establishing a “Living Wage”

Bowen Thanks Colleagues for Passage of Living Wage
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Bowen Thanks Colleagues for Passage of Living Wage

Encourages County Executive to Sign Ordinance

Supervisor David F. Bowen Praises Finance Committee for Passage of Living Wage Ordinance
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Supervisor David F. Bowen Praises Finance Committee for Passage of Living Wage Ordinance

Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen today praised the County Board’s Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee for voting to approve a “living wage” of 100 percent of the poverty line.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen on the County Executive’s Opposition to a “Living Wage” Ordinance
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen on the County Executive’s Opposition to a “Living Wage” Ordinance

I’m disappointed that the County Executive has resorted to spreading misinformation regarding my proposal to replace poverty wages in Milwaukee County with a Living Wage ordinance.

Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen Hopeful of Veto-proof Majority on Living Wage Ordinance
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Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen Hopeful of Veto-proof Majority on Living Wage Ordinance

Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen said today he remained hopeful that his “living wage” ordinance would pass the full County Board with a veto-proof majority of 12 votes after the Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee delayed a vote on the measure Monday.

Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen To Hold News Conference on Living Wage Monday, December 16th at 9:30 A.M.
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Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen To Hold News Conference on Living Wage Monday, December 16th at 9:30 A.M.

Supervisor David Bowen, with other members of the County Board and community, will hold a news conference on living wage at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 16, in the rotunda of the Milwaukee County Courthouse

Supervisor Bowen Looking for Full-time Support for DBE Program
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Supervisor Bowen Looking for Full-time Support for DBE Program

Part-time solution not the answer to help minority-owned businesses thrive

Supervisor Bowen Announces Series of Town Hall Meetings
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Supervisor Bowen Announces Series of Town Hall Meetings

Residents Invited to Speak About Milwaukee County Budget, Other Issues

Supervisor David Bowen Says Affordable Health Care Access Can Help Stop Violence
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Supervisor David Bowen Says Affordable Health Care Access Can Help Stop Violence

Issues Statement in Support of ACA, Saying Health Care Access Will Help Mental, Physical Healthcare Issues and Help Put a Stop to Violence

Supervisor David Bowen to Propose Living Wage Ordinance
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Supervisor David Bowen to Propose Living Wage Ordinance

Resolution Aimed at Getting Full-time Workers Above the Poverty Line

Supervisor David Bowen Counters Supervisor Deanna Alexander’s Attention-Getting Claims
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Supervisor David Bowen Counters Supervisor Deanna Alexander’s Attention-Getting Claims

Says Alexander “Does Not Value the Truth,” Misleads Public About Board Activities

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials

Sheriff David Clarke has instructed his out-of-county and out-of-state pro-gun-lobby supporters to advocate to my office on his behalf.

Supervisor David Bowen Resolution on Badgercare Funding Concerns
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Supervisor David Bowen Resolution on Badgercare Funding Concerns

Request for the State to accept Federal Healthcare Funds

Supervisor David Bowen Says Sheriff Clarke “Destabilizing” House of Correction, Applauds County Board Action
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Supervisor David Bowen Says Sheriff Clarke “Destabilizing” House of Correction, Applauds County Board Action

Cites Reports of Understaffing, Forced Overtime for Officers and Needless Prisoner Shuffles Between Jail and House

Supervisor David Bowen Offers Support for Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic
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Supervisor David Bowen Offers Support for Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Says Calls for Resignation a “Distraction from the Real Issues Facing Milwaukee County”

Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the Retirements and Firings of County Executive’s Administration
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Statement of Supervisor David Bowen Regarding the Retirements and Firings of County Executive’s Administration

Supervisor Questions Sudden Departures, Abele Administration’s High Turnover

Supervisor Bowen Expresses his Disappointment in the Recent Changes to 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio Format
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Supervisor Bowen Expresses his Disappointment in the Recent Changes to 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio Format

Milwaukee Black Community Loses 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio

Supervisor David Bowen Responds to LRB-1340/2
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Supervisor David Bowen Responds to LRB-1340/2

State Legislators are Attempting to Tip the Scales of Power in Milwaukee County Government

Supervisor Bowen, Coalition of Organizations, Citizens Applaud Reverse Decision By Fire and Police Comission
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Supervisor Bowen, Coalition of Organizations, Citizens Applaud Reverse Decision By Fire and Police Comission

Supervisor, Others Call Reversal a Vote for Public Safety

Supervisor Bowen Calls for Fire & Police Commission Reform
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Supervisor Bowen Calls for Fire & Police Commission Reform

Bowen to Join Community Leaders in News Conference 5 p.m. Today at City Hall

Supervisor Bowen Commends Committee for Moving Forward with Reform to Medical Examiner Policy
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Supervisor Bowen Commends Committee for Moving Forward with Reform to Medical Examiner Policy

Legislation now moves to full County Board on November 1

Supervisor Bowen Expresses Concern, Sympathy in the Case of Brandon Johnson
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Supervisor Bowen Expresses Concern, Sympathy in the Case of Brandon Johnson

Johnson, who was 25-years-old, died as a patient in the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex