Elect Elaine (2006 Campaign)

Elect Elaine Bowers District 107 State Representative
Congratulations Elaine!!!

Tuesday November 07, 2006 General Election:


Tuesday August 01, 2006 Primary Election:
Kansas House of Representatives (D) 107
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Tuesday June 06, 2006: Concordia Blade Empire
BOWERS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE:
Elaine Bowers, Concordia has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for state representative at the 107th district. The position is now held by Joann Freeborn, who is not seeking reelection.
Bowers is a native Kansan. She was raised on a farm in Ottawa County and is a graduate of Minneapolis High School. She is the daughter of Darrell Haley of Delphos and the late Marjorie Haley. Her father farms and operates a plumbing and electrical business
She graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1983 with a degree in Travel/Tourism Business Management. She met and married Charlie Bowers from Abilene during their second year at CCCC. She and Charlie opened the Concordia Auto Mart Inc, a full service independent auto dealership in 1988. They continue to work together with two locations in Concordia.
The Bowerses have four children. Charles Bowers and wife Julie of Concordia; Brice, a sophomore at CCCC; Haley, a freshman at Concordia High School; and Caleb, a seventh grader at Concordia Junior High School. They have one granddaughter, Kassidy Bowers 11 months.
Bowers is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce, and is a Big Sister in the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. She has belonged to the Concordia Rotary Club since 1994 and has served as club president , board member and in several Elect Elaine Vanpositions at the district level as well. Prior to her membership, Bowers traveled to Norway in 1992 as a Rotary Group Study Exchange team member where she studied her own vocation as well as the country's government, education, health care and social system. The Bowerses also have been hosts to Rotary Exchange students in there home.
Elaine was on the Cloud County Fair Board and the Cloud County Tourism Board for several terms. Most recently, she has served as a member of the Kansas Department of Revenue Titles and Registration state committee reviewing issues concerning e-titles, e-liens and vehicle documentation. Bowers has been a member of the National Independent Auto Dealers Association and the Kansas Independent Auto Dealers Association since 1988.
Her business was named the Kansas Quality Dealer of the Year in 2000 and she, along with her husband was named the Concordia Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year in 2003.
As a lifelong resident of the 107th district, Bowers said she believes strong family values, an excellent education system and enhanced economic development opportunities are critical factors in the continued growth and prosperity of North Central Kansas. "We are on the right track with wind and ethanol production in the state of Kansas as well as the image of Kansans to the Nation," she said.
Bowers said a good work ethic and just basic common sense have been the backbone of her business philosophy, "My early days at the Chamber of Commerce taught me to look at the big picture before making a decision, and my 18 years as a business person have trained me to always ask one more question," she said. Bowers also believes that her business knowledge and years of serving on numerous county and community committees, along with the Rotary Foundation, have laid the solid groundwork for her duties in Topeka.
Bowers expressed her gratitude to Freeborn for always valuing the North Central Kansans' opinions and taking the time to listen to her constituents for the last 14 years. The state primary election will be August 01, 2006.

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