David Bowen

David Bowen

Milwaukee City Council, District 1, WI

2023 Endorsement

David served as a Wisconsin State Assemblyman for a decade, completing his final term in January 2023. As a first-generation American and son of Jamaican immigrants, he was raised in Milwaukee's Northside and attended Milwaukee Public Schools before graduating from Bradley Tech High School. David continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, studying Educational Policy and Community Studies before running for elected office.

During his time in the State Assembly, David served on several committees, including Education, Community Development, Children and Families, and Corrections. He has also held various board positions, including Program Director for Urban Underground's youth leadership program and First Vice Chair on the Democratic Party of Wisconsin's Executive Board. David is a nationally recognized trainer for intergenerational community improvement strategies and a champion of issues to make progress in the lives of all people.

As a Legacy Foundation Youth Activism Fellow and Steering Committee member for the Medical College of Wisconsin's Violence Prevention Initiative, David has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his fellow Milwaukeeans. He is dedicated to serving his community, having also served on the City of Milwaukee's Homicide Review Commission and Outreach Community Health Center Board.