Rep. Bowen was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2014. He is honored to serve the people of Milwaukee and Shorewood and represent his neighbors' shared values and priorities. He serves on the Assembly’s Committees on Corrections as Ranking Member, Education, Children and Families, Community Development, and formerly on the Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Urban Education.
Before being elected to the Assembly Rep. Bowen served on 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 served on several County Board committees including Finance & Personnel, Health & Human Needs and Economic & Community Development as Vice‐Chair.
A first generation American and the son a Jamaican immigrants Rep. David Bowen was born and raised on Milwaukee’s North Side. David attended Milwaukee Public Schools and was an honors graduate of Bradley Tech High School and went on to study Education Policy and Community Studies at UW-Milwaukee.
David has served as Program Director for Urban Underground’s youth leadership program, 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 Steering Committee of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Violence Prevention Initiative and the City of Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission.