Elaine Bowers was raised on a farm in Ottawa County by her father Darrell and late mother, Marjorie Haley. She attended school in the Delphos and Minneapolis school district and then Cloud County Community College in Concordia, graduating with a degree in Travel/Tourism and Business Management. Elaine met her future husband Charlie from Abilene at CCCC who majored in Agriculture Communications/Business, and they married in 1982. Elaine's first job was working with a local financial instruction and then for seven years at the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce. Elaine has since worked side by side with her husband at their business the Concordia Auto Mart Inc. which they opened in 1988.
The Delphos American Legion Auxiliary introduced Elaine to Topeka when they selected her to represent their club at Girls State which is held yearly in Lawrence. Elaine was also fortunate enough to serve as a page for Representative Bill Fuller when she was in High School. These two events gave Elaine the insight that someday she would like to represent her district in the House of Representatives. Elaine has enjoyed serving on numerous Cloud County and Concordia committees as well as with the Rotary International Club for the last 20 years. She is very proud to say that she has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 23 years and has served as the Girl State Chairman and continues to support the Girl State Program as an alumni. Most recently, Elaine has represented the Independent Auto Dealers Association as a member of an appointed state committee which meets in Topeka on titling issues; e-titles, e-liens and documentation.
Elaine's decision to run for State Legislature was based on a responsibility to the area where she was born and raised, where she chose to raise her family and built her business. As a life-long resident of north central Kansas, Elaine puts her business experience to work on issues such as education, fiscal responsibility and agriculture. Elaine has learned how a strong work ethic, family values and a good education see us through the rest of our lives, and she applies these beliefs for all of us in Topeka.
Elaine says it is an honor to serve as State Representative of the 107th District. She is committed to working hard to protect the traditional family values that makes our great state of Kansas a wonderful place to live.