|31st Secretary of State of California|
January 8, 2007
|Preceded by||Bruce McPherson|
|Member of the California State Senate
from the 28th district
|Preceded by||Ralph Dills|
|Succeeded by||Jenny Oropeza|
|Member of the California State Assembly
from the 53rd district
|Preceded by||Richard Floyd|
|Succeeded by||George Nakano|
|Born||October 27, 1955
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Michigan State University
University of Virginia School of Law
Debra Lynn Bowen (born October 27, 1955), is an American politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She has been Secretary of State of California since January 8, 2007. Before this, she was a member of the California State Legislature from 1992 to 2006. In March 2008, she was given the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Bowen is unable to run for a third term in 2014 because of term limits.
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- "Debra Bowen - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum". Jfklibrary.org. 2008-05-12. http://www.jfklibrary.org/Events-and-Awards/Profile-in-Courage-Award/Award-Recipients/Debra-Bowen-2008.aspx. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
|California State Assemblymember, 53rd District
December 7, 1992–November 30, 1998
|California State Senator, 28th District
December 7, 1998–November 30, 2006
|California Secretary of State
January 8, 2007–present