Russell Bowers

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Russell Bowers
Russell Bowers by Gage Skidmore.jpg
54th Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Preceded byJ. D. Mesnard
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
Serving with Michelle Udall
Preceded byJustin Pierce
Personal details
Born (1952-10-20) October 20, 1952 (age 66)
Mesa, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Children7
EducationBrigham Young University, Utah (BS, MBA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Russell "Rusty" Bowers[1] (born October 20, 1952) is an American politician and a Republican member, and speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives representing District 25 since January 5, 2015.[2][3] Before that he was a member of the Arizona Senate from 1997–2001 and before that, the Arizona House of Representatives from 1993–1997.[4] Bowers is a classically trained artist, emphasizing in watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting.[5]

Elections[edit]

  • 2014 Bowers and Olson defeated Haydee Dawson, Michelle Udall and Jerry Walker in the Republican primary. Olson and Bowers defeated David Butler, Sheila Ogea, and Libertarian Michael Kielsky in the general election, with Bowers receiving 33,220 votes.[6]
  • 2016 Bowers and Udall defeated Ross Groen in the Republican primary. Bowers and Udall defeated Kathleen Rahn, with Bowers receiving 51,160 votes.[7]
  • 2018 Bowers and Udall defeated Marlene Hinton in the Republican primary. Bowers and Olson defeated Johnny Martin in the general election, with Bowers receiving 30,712 votes.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russell Bowers's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Russell Bowers". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Russell W. Bowers (Republican Party)".
  5. ^ "About". Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2014 General Election November 4, 2014" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "Arizona House of Representatives District 25". Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Arizona House of Representatives District 25". Retrieved December 1, 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. D. Mesnard
Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
2019–present
Incumbent