Born and raised on Milwaukee’s North Side, David attended Milwaukee Public Schools and was an honors graduate of Bradley Tech High School.
As a teen and young adult, David completed Urban Underground’s youth leadership program and later become its Program Director while pursuing an undergraduate degree in Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-‐ Milwaukee. He is a National Americorps Service Alum, a two-‐time graduate of the Americorps program Public Allies, and a Legacy Foundation Youth Activism Fellow.
A nationally recognized trainer for intergenerational community improvement strategies, David served on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative Steering Committee and the City of Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission.
In 2012, he was elected to the Milwaukee County Board as Supervisor for the 10th District, becoming the youngest member of the Board and one of the youngest Black elected officials in Milwaukee’s history. David serves on several County Board committees including Finance & Personnel, Health & Human Needs and Economic & Community Development as Vice-‐Chair.
Articles Referencing David Bowen
Jun 10th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?
Apr 3rd, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Defeat of Mayor Jeff Scrima could mean better relations between the two cities.
Dec 8th, 2013 by Michael Horne
The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.
Aug 20th, 2013 by Maggie Quick
New project hopes to map 325 activities and resources in the city for bored teens.
Jun 28th, 2013 by Dominique Paul Noth
The county board had ample grounds for dismissing the Corporation Counsel.
Dec 4th, 2012 by Edgar Mendez
With the closing of Moody Pool, the city's North Side now has half the number of public pools as the South Side.
Press Releases Referencing David Bowen
Jun 19th, 2014 by David Bowen
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 ParkMay 30th, 2014 by David Bowen
Bowen Decries Violence in Parks and Urges More Patrols, Block Watches
May 20th, 2014 by David Bowen
Lawsuit Will Bring $13.5 Million to Milwaukee County for New Transit Routes
May 15th, 2014 by David Bowen
Compares Fight for Economic Justice with Civil Rights Movement
Apr 7th, 2014 by David Bowen
David Bowen to run for Wisconsin’s 10th Assembly District
Apr 2nd, 2014 by David Bowen
"Yesterday, wealthy special interests won a bad poll of public perception at the expense of our democratic principles."