Karen Bowerman for Clark County, WA Council District 3

Personally Speaking

I love family, FaceTiming with friends, cooking, gardening, daily exercise, a cozy morning watching the rain, prayer and a close relationship with God.  Married for 42 years, my husband and I have four grown children. I understand the importance of planning today for a better future by challenging every young person with quality education to enjoy a life of excellence through servant leadership.

Professional/Work Experience

I bring over forty years of experience in business from every angle –small business owner, a career as Dean and Professor of business (now Dean Emeritus of the College of Business & Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino), testifying on employment law, advising start-ups as a volunteer, and serving on the District Export Council.  This background is important because our County now more than ever needs leadership that knows job development.


I have been blessed with scholarships and student work programs that allowed me to complete educational dreams further than I could have imagined.  Ph.D. in Administration, Texas A&M University (The Distinguished Graduate); Masters in Speech Communications & Human Relations, Kansas University; Bachelors in both Political Science and Speech, Wichita State University, Honors.

Community Service

Community service is typically a reflection of our priorities, as is the case with me. It reflects dedication to  the political process (Clark County Republican Women 1st Vice President; Precinct Committee Officer 647; and Lake Oswego City Councilor – an elected but volunteer position), business mentorship to small business start-ups (SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives mentor; and to recognition of our veterans’ service (Founding Board, Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial).  When our children were in school my husband and I were parents who could be counted on to volunteer with teachers in the classroom and work with them at every fundraiser or social event

Life-Long Republican

Following a career of over 30 years in business education, Karen is dedicated to defending free enterprise and jobs development by voting against higher taxes, costly regulations and oppressive government policies. She has a can-do attitude now focused on the return of our economy. Karen managed a successful finance company, provided volunteer mentorship to start-up businesses, formerly served as an examiner applying Baldrige National Quality Program criteria for productivity in business, and taught business to executives and both graduate and undergraduate students.

Karen has a long history with the Republican Party. She values its stance for limited government and fiscal responsibility. She values education having earned the doctorate and making her career in the field. She values family. Karen and her husband of 42 years have four grown children.

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P O Box 871314 | Vancouver WA 98687