Craig Bowden

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Craig Bowden
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Alternate Representative
LNC Region 1
with LNC Region 1 Representative Richard Longstreth
April 18, 2018—February 28, 2019
Predecessor: Steven Nielson
Successor: Drew Layda
Chair
Libertarian Party of Weber County
with David Raine, Vice Chair
2015—2019
Successor: David Raine
Personal Details
Birth: (1984-10-18) October 18, 1984 (age 34)
Education: Weber State University
Military: United States Marine Corps
Occupation: Author, Businessman
Residence: North Ogden, Utah
Party: Libertarian
Media
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook

Craig Richard Bowden (born October 18, 1984) was the 2014 and 2016 Libertarian Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives for Utah's 1st Congressional District. He was nominated as the Libertarian Party candidate for United States Senate in Utah at their convention in Cedar City, UT on April 14, 2018.[1]. During the 2018 Election, Craig Bowden was able to set new records for fundraising in Utah for a third party candidate according to FEC reports.

Craig is the author of three published books, Common Sense: How to Restore America, Warrior Poet and The Journey Home.[2]

In the 2016 election, Craig became the highest vote receiver for a Libertarian Party candidate in Utah for the United States House of Representatives in Utah history, receiving nearly 5.9% of the popular vote and 16,296 votes total. [3]

Organizational Positions

Weber County
  • Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership Policy Council Member (2015)
  • Pre K School Board
Libertarian Party
  • LNC Region 1 Alternate Representative (2018-2019)
  • 2018 National Convention- Utah Delegation
  • 2016 National Convention - Utah Delegation
Weber County Libertarian Party
  • Chair (2015-2019)

2014 Campaign for US House of Representatives, Utah District 1

Results
2014 Utah's 1st Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives [4]
Party Candidate Name Percent Votes
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 64.8% 84,231
Democratic Donna McAleer 28.0% 36,422
Libertarian Craig Bowden 3.7% 4,847
Independent American Party Dwayne Vance 3.5% 4,534

2016 Campaign for US House of Representatives, Utah District 1

2016 Utah's 1st Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives [5]
Party Candidate Name Percent Votes
Republican Rob Bishop (incumbent) 65.9% 182,928
Democratic Peter Clemens 26.4% 73,381
Libertarian Craig Bowden 5.9% 16,296
Unaffiliated Chadwick Fairbanks III 1.7% 4,850

2018 Campaign for US Senate

Fundraising

As of last reported filing with the Federal Election Commission, Craig Bowden has raised $44,654.00. [6]

Endorsements

Organizations
  • Young Libertarians for America[7]
  • 5 & 1 Project[8]
  • Libertarian Party of Weber County[9]
Individuals
  • Remso Martinez, political commentator, campaign consultant, and multi-media producer.[10]
  • Larry Sharpe, 2016 candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for Vice President. 2018 Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York.[11]

Results

2016 Utah's 1st Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives [12]
Party Candidate Name Percent Votes
Republican Mitt Romney TBD TBD
Democratic Jenny Wilson TBD TBD
Libertarian Craig Bowden TBD TBD
Constitution Tim Aalders TBD TBD
Independent American Reed McCandless TBD TBD
Independent Daniel "DG" Geery TBD TBD

References

  1. www.Bowden4Senate.com
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Bowden/e/B00CM3S1CC/
  3. https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/election-results
  4. https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/election-results
  5. https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/election-results
  6. https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/S8UT00127/
  7. https://business.facebook.com/pg/craig.r.bowden/endorsements
  8. https://business.facebook.com/pg/craig.r.bowden/endorsements
  9. https://business.facebook.com/pg/craig.r.bowden/endorsements
  10. https://www.facebook.com/pg/craig.r.bowden/endorsements/?ref=page_internal
  11. https://bowden4senate.com/2018/02/03/endorsement-larry-sharpe/
  12. https://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/election-results