Ben will be the youngest out LGBTQ legislator in Oregon history!
Ben Bowman serves as the Chair of the Tigard-Tualatin School Board and is a champion for progressive values. In his day job, he works for the Oregon Department of Education as the Innovation and Partnership Strategist. Previously he worked for State Rep. Margaret Doherty in the state legislature, and then as a legislative advocate for public education. He earned his master’s in education policy from Stanford and his bachelor’s from the University of Oregon. During the pandemic, Ben co-founded Packed with Pride, which became one of the largest food bank distribution program in the state. Ben is a former co-chair of the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition and a former Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon Stonewall Caucus. He lives in Tigard with his partner Juan and their dog Oso.