Tod Bowman

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Tod Bowman
Tod Bowman - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
2011
Personal details
Born (1965-03-29) March 29, 1965 (age 52)
Maquoketa, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Renee
Children Beau, Levi (Levee), Addie
Residence Maquoketa, Iowa
Occupation Legislator
Religion Christian
Website Official Website

Tod Bowman, (born March 29, 1965) is a Democratic politician and legislator from the state of Iowa. He was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2010. He represents District 29, which holds Clinton, Dubuque, and Jackson counties.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bowman is a graduate of Maquoketa Community High School in 1983. Senator Bowman then enrolled at Luther College where he went to receive his B.A. in Social Sciences.[2] Bowman later went on to attain a Master of Education from Western Illinois University.[2] After receiving his degree, Bowman taught Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology at Maquoketa High School and Clinton Community College. Bowman also taught high school wrestling and continues to coach football in the school district.[3]

Family[edit]

Bowman is the son of Hugh and Mary Bowman of Maquoketa, Iowa. He has four brothers, Mike, Robert, William, and Kevin. Bowman is married to Katherine Renee Hayward, daughter of Larry and Katy Hayward of rural Maquoketa. They have three children: Beau, Levi (Levee), and Addie

Iowa Senate[edit]

Bowman was first elected in 2010 with 10017 votes defeating Republican Andrew Naeve.[4] Senator Bowman is the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Education, Economic Growth and State Government committees, as well as the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Budget Subcommittee (Vice Chair).[1]

Political Stances[edit]

Immigration[edit]

Bowman also voted[5] for an amended[6] form of Senate File 481.[7] This bill eliminated elements of local control by requiring a local officer to comply and detain an immigrant who is guilty of three misdemeanors,[8] non-violent felonies,[9] and felonies[10] until ICE arrives. This bill was opposed by a number of organizations in Iowa, including the Iowa Police Chief Association, the Iowa Catholic Conference, the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa, the Iowa Coalition against Sexual Assault, and the Iowa State Bar Association.[11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=86&personID=9665
  2. ^ a b "About Senator Bowman". Senator Tod Bowman. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.senate.iowa.gov/bowman/
  4. ^ http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2010/stsenorr.pdf
  5. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Senate Journal (April 12, 2017)" (PDF). The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ GOP Legislature. "Amendment S-3300". The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ GOP Legislature. "Senate File 481". The Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  9. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ Immigration & Customs Enforcement. "Immigration Detainer Form (I-247)" (PDF). U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyists Declarations for Senate File 481". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 14, 2017.