Debra Bowen

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Debra Bowen
31st Secretary of State of California
In office
January 8, 2007 – January 5, 2015
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jerry Brown
Preceded by Bruce McPherson
Succeeded by Alex Padilla
Member of the California State Senate
from the 28th district
In office
Preceded by Ralph Dills
Succeeded by Jenny Oropeza
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 53rd district
In office
Preceded by Richard Floyd
Succeeded by George Nakano
Personal details
Born October 27, 1955 (1955-10-27) (age 59)
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mark Nechodom
Alma mater Michigan State University
University of Virginia School of Law
Profession Lawyer

Debra Lynn Bowen (born October 27, 1955), is an American politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She was the Secretary of State of California from 2007 to 2015. Before that, 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.[1] Bowen was unable to run for a third term in 2014 because of term limits.

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California Assembly
Preceded by
Richard Floyd
California State Assemblymember, 53rd District
December 7, 1992–November 30, 1998
Succeeded by
George Nakano
California Senate
Preceded by
Ralph Dills
California State Senator, 28th District
December 7, 1998–November 30, 2006
Succeeded by
Jenny Oropeza
Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce McPherson
California Secretary of State
January 8, 2007–January 5, 2015
Succeeded by
Alex Padilla