The Democratic Nominating Committee endorsed to represent Ledyard, parts of Montville and Preston in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.
Bowles has worked in state and local government for 29.5 years, he said, in various roles and departments.
“I feel really ready for this,” said Bowles. “My experiences lend themselves well for serving in this position.”
If elected, Bowles will take the seat of . Reynolds announced he’ll run for the state senator seat upon
but doubt surrounds his eligibility. Lowell does not currently live in the 42nd District, according to Town Clerk Mike Curley, but Lowell is permitted to run for office while residing outside the district. Curley said if elected, Lowell will have to move to the 42nd District before he can serve in that office.
Bowles said he plans to build a strong coalition of area representatives and senators. He said he’ll follow Reynolds’ example and claim the district’s “fair share of state funding.”
Bowles said that attracting high paying jobs to the area and finding efficiencies in the state government are two of his priorities.
Bowles listed a partial resume at the meeting:
- Energy Division of the Office of Policy Management
- Legislature liaison for OPM
- Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, chair
- Connecticut State Chapter of the Sierra Club
- American Federation of Teachers Union, officer
- Children Behavioral Health Consultant at LEARN
- Preston’s Planning and Zoning Commission
- Preston selectman, second term