Rep. Bowers to Run for Re-Election

For Immediate Release
November 18, 2011

Rep. Elaine Bowers

Rep. Bowers to Run for Re-Election

CONCORDIA - Kansas House of Representatives Rep. Elaine Bowers (R-Concordia) today announced she will seek her fourth term in 2012, filing for reelection in the 107th district.

“Serving the citizens of the 107th district is such a rewarding experience,” said Rep. Bowers. “Each year we face new challenges not only as a state, but also as a region. I take great pride in representing this part of the state and truly look forward to continuing this work.”

House Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid (R-Olathe) highlighted the importance of Rep. Bowers’ leadership in the House.

“Elaine is a not only a valuable member of our caucus, but more importantly a tireless advocate for her constituents,” said Rep. Siegfreid. “As a rural legislator and small business owner she provides critical perspective. I can always count on Elaine for an honest assessment, and appreciate her leadership in an increasingly diverse state.”

Rep. Bowers also serves as the Kansas state director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and as Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee, one of twelve standing committees of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). She also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for the Mid-western Legislative Conference which covers eleven states and four Canadian provinces. Rep. Bowers also is serving in her 2nd year as treasurer for the Kansas National Guard STARBASE Program which is part of a national program educating 5th graders with hands-on science classes and projects.

“As rural Kansans, I’m proud of our way of life. I’m committed to finding ways to sustain it through growth, and adapting to change. These are important priorities for each of us to focus on as a community.”

Rep. Bowers serves on the House committees for Ag and Natural Resources, Federal and State Affairs, and Social Services Budget (Vice-Chair). She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 and has earned a 100% attendance record for her entire legislative career.

“It is very important to me as a legislator to be there everyday and vote every time. After five years, it’s a record I’m increasingly proud of,” said Rep. Bowers. “This is not an honor I take for granted, and it would be a privilege to continue to serve the people of North Central Kansas.”

The 107thth District represents the cities of Concordia, Lincoln, and Minneapolis in Cloud, Lincoln, Ottawa and a portion of Dickinson County.