Shane Bowman, Republican

Candidate for:  State Representative – 18th Legislative District. Position 2.New candidate for this position.
Campaign website: 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

Shane Bowman
Shane Bowman

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
Shane Bowman’s campaign Facebook page Facebook
Newspaper press release on Bowman running for office. The Reflector
Newspaper press release on Bowman running for office. The Columbian Newspaper
Background on why Shane Bowman is running.
CVTV – Election 2016: Primary Video Voters’ Guide (07-07-16) (in interface scroll down and click the candidate’s name) CVTV



Original analysis:  July 2016  Updated: None.


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