01 March 2014
Irene Bowling, a business owner and music teacher, announced Tuesday she will run for state Senator in the 35th District.
Bowling, a Democrat, issued a statement saying she is running “to take my 34 years of experience as a business owner and educator and get something done in Olympia.”
This is Bowling’s second recent foray into politics. Late last year, she was a finalist for the position to replace Josh Brown as county commissioner.
“I know firsthand the struggles facing our businesses. A slow economy is hard enough, but when you add to it taxes, red tape, paperwork, and governmental indifference, it’s pretty darn tough to make it. We can do a better job of helping small businesses to grow and providing the infrastructure needed for businesses to expand in our area,” she said in her statement.