Ben Bowman is a 7th generation Oregonian with deep roots in House District 25. After graduating from Tualatin High School,
Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and later his master’s degree in education policy from Stanford University.
In 2019, he was elected to the Tigard-Tualatin School Board. He served as Vice Chair in 2020 and as Chair in 2021. In those roles, he helped eliminate extracurricular pay-to-play fees, pass a policy on hate speech, and advance environmental sustainability initiatives. During his service, the district achieved its highest graduation rate on record.
Previously, Ben worked for former State Rep. Margaret Doherty, who represented Tigard in the legislature for over a decade. He also previously worked for the Oregon Department of Education. Additionally, he helped found Packed with Pride, a large food bank serving Tigard, Tualatin, King City, Durham, and Metzger.
In his day job, Ben works as a school district administrator and also owns a small business.