Candidate for: State Representative – 18th Legislative District. Position 2. New candidate for this position.
Campaign website: http://electshanebowman.org/ Age: 43
Summary Analysis: Candidate Bowman has a track record of advocating for increased taxes (e.g. recent statements about a 15% tax on food) and more government spending. Campaign effort appears poor. His campaign website is inadequate, it is not even finished with some pages containing no content and a video with a dead link. Not a serious effort against a popular sitting state representative. Shane Bowman has a 50% composite score. See details about score in the composite score matrix.
Campaign manager and team: Self managed, Kerry Bowman – Treasurer
Education – higher: BYU Idaho
Relevant work experience: Local business owner of Western States Fire Equipment
Organizations and community involvement: – Served as the President of the Battle Ground Little League for the past 2 years and on the board and as a coach for 4 years
– Church youth leader
– Involved in the Boy Scouts of America.
– Involved with Special Olympics Unified sports
– Served on the Columbia River Economic Development Council, C-TRAN Composition, EMS District II, Discovery Clean Water Alliance and Urban County Policy boards of directors
Donation analysis: Campaign fundraising is weak for this race. How to review donations.
Time in area: Unknown
Background for candidate: The following links have been chosen as they contain background information readers may find useful.
|Shane Bowman’s campaign website||Candidate||http://electshanebowman.org/|
|Shane Bowman’s campaign Facebook page||https://www.facebook.com/electshanebowman/|
|Newspaper press release on Bowman running for office.||The Reflector||http://www.thereflector.com/news/article_253cc5f8-b967-11e5-8d64-ebde9c1421fd.html|
|Newspaper press release on Bowman running for office.||The Columbian Newspaper||http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/jan/11/former-b-g-mayor-to-challenge-pike-for-seat/|
|Background on why Shane Bowman is running.||ClarkCounty.info||https://clarkcounty.info/ann-rivers-statesman-or-just-another-politician/|
|CVTV – Election 2016: Primary Video Voters’ Guide (07-07-16) (in interface scroll down and click the candidate’s name)||CVTV||http://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/18222|
Original analysis: July 2016 Updated: None.
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