Karen Bowerman Announces Candidacy for County Commissioner
This press release was dated
November 22, 2013:
Karen Bowerman, Ph.D. filed today as a candidate for Position 2 on the Clackamas County Commission.
She is a Lake Oswego City Councilor who earned the Ph.D. in administration at Texas A&M University and spent more than 30 years as a professor of business. Under her leadership as Dean at California State University, San Bernardino, the College of Business and Public Administration was named one of the top 18 in the world for innovation, in particular because of her creative MBA program and sound fiscal management.
Bowerman was inspired to run for the Commission
seat because of her concern for costly regional projects, poor land
use and transportation decisions, and the need to vigorously pursue
the tremendous potential of Clackamas County to offer business
growth, jobs, and a healthy environment to raise families.
"Too often a mandated, Portland-centric, regional agenda has been in conflict with the interests of Clackamas County residents, businesses and schools. Positive changes are on the horizon and Clackamas County is ready for new, exciting voter-supported ideas," says Bowerman. "The combination of urban, suburban and rural landscape makes Clackamas County the perfect environment for more flexible land use, reallocation and more efficient use of existing revenue streams, and more innovative, cooperative business practices that will help create jobs and real prosperity. This is my strength and my passion -- I can't wait to get started."
Bowerman will run in the May 2014 Primary Election, Position 2. Unless one candidate receives a majority in the primary, the top two vote-getters proceed to the November General Election, and the winner takes office January 2015.