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
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.
Oct 29th, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
Proposal to kill transfers and cut fares suddenly lost its supporters.
Press Releases Referencing David Bowen
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."
Mar 31st, 2014 by David Bowen
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 ParkMar 21st, 2014 by David Bowen
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 CountyMar 20th, 2014 by David Bowen
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.
Feb 21st, 2014 by David Bowen
Says Study Justifies Living Wage Ordinance