Rhetta Bowers

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Running for State Representative, Texas, District 113 (2018)

Biography

Rhetta Bowers is a dedicated wife, mother, and democrat, committed to changing her community for the better.

Bowers comes from a long line of activists. Her father, an immigrant from the West Indies, was a nationally recognized surgeon. Her mother, who worked beside him, was a prominent community leader. Rhetta followed their courageous examples of community engagement. Her own life of activism began when she volunteered to phone bank for the late Congressman Mickey Leland as a pre-teen and she has not stopped since.

An involved member of the community, Rhetta shepherded her children through local public schools. As an educator, a PTA member, and through her volunteer work with Garland Independent School District, Rhetta has learned the value of investing in young people. She was appointed to the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and served for eight years. She has a proven record of working with community leaders in the City of Rowlett, as well as leaders in the City of Dallas. Rhetta looks forward to serving the North Texas community in which she and her husband have raised their children.

As a part-time educator and a full-time wife and mother, she knows from experience that the path to success is founded upon hard work, access to education, job opportunity, and healthcare. She ran for State House in 2016 and is running again in 2018 because of her commitment to ensuring that every Texan gets a fair shot.

In January 2017, Rhetta served as the Chair of the Dallas Women’s March, an empowering and positive march that drew thousands of participants. Rhetta is a faithful and active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the proud wife of a Gulf War veteran, MSG (ret.).

Bowers is a native Houstonian, an alumna of both Spelman College and Texas Southern University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. Additionally, she is a former Broadcast Journalist.

Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

Priorities

Education

Investing in our teachers, students, and neighborhood schools has to be a top priority for the state and I will make this my top priority in Austin.

I believe we need to increase teacher pay, provide additional training and support for our teachers, and fully fund all day Pre-K. These are all areas where we need improvements and where our spending should be concentrated.

Jobs & Wages

I support our local economy and our small business owners within our communities. I want to continue to foster an atmosphere, where Texans can continue to create jobs.

As such, in order to ready Texas for the future we need to look at new ways of helping out people who have no intentions of going to college, with vocational training. Some of our school districts are already doing this, and we need to look at those success to ensure our citizens have a good job, with a livable wage.

Health Care

I want to ensure all Texans have access to quality healthcare. I will work on expanding affordable medical coverage to improve overall health, through preventative care programs. I will fight against any law that attempts to take away protections and access to healthcare.

Transportation

I support an increase in transportation funding to alleviate our current state of congested roadways and safety crisis in North Texas and all across the state. In our district congestion is making the expansion of 635 necessary.

I would only support adding toll roads and managed lanes to speed up the process and more so managed lanes to give our citizens options. The option to use toll roads or not.

Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

Rhetta Bowers, Willoughby Avenue, The Five Fifths, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, African American Politics, Blacks in Politics, Black Vote, Vote Black

Running for State Representative, Texas, District 113 (2018)

Rhetta Bowers, Willoughby Avenue, The Five Fifths, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, African American Politics, Blacks in Politics, Black Vote, Vote Black

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Running for State Representative, Texas, District 113 (2018)

Biography

Rhetta Bowers is a dedicated wife, mother, and democrat, committed to changing her community for the better.

Bowers comes from a long line of activists. Her father, an immigrant from the West Indies, was a nationally recognized surgeon. Her mother, who worked beside him, was a prominent community leader. Rhetta followed their courageous examples of community engagement. Her own life of activism began when she volunteered to phone bank for the late Congressman Mickey Leland as a pre-teen and she has not stopped since.

An involved member of the community, Rhetta shepherded her children through local public schools. As an educator, a PTA member, and through her volunteer work with Garland Independent School District, Rhetta has learned the value of investing in young people. She was appointed to the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and served for eight years. She has a proven record of working with community leaders in the City of Rowlett, as well as leaders in the City of Dallas. Rhetta looks forward to serving the North Texas community in which she and her husband have raised their children.

As a part-time educator and a full-time wife and mother, she knows from experience that the path to success is founded upon hard work, access to education, job opportunity, and healthcare. She ran for State House in 2016 and is running again in 2018 because of her commitment to ensuring that every Texan gets a fair shot.

In January 2017, Rhetta served as the Chair of the Dallas Women’s March, an empowering and positive march that drew thousands of participants. Rhetta is a faithful and active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is the proud wife of a Gulf War veteran, MSG (ret.).

Bowers is a native Houstonian, an alumna of both Spelman College and Texas Southern University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. Additionally, she is a former Broadcast Journalist.

Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

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Priorities

Education

Investing in our teachers, students, and neighborhood schools has to be a top priority for the state and I will make this my top priority in Austin. I believe we need to increase teacher pay, provide additional training and support for our teachers, and fully fund all day Pre-K. These are all areas where we need improvements and where our spending should be concentrated.  Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

Jobs & Wages

I support our local economy and our small business owners within our communities. I want to continue to foster an atmosphere, where Texans can continue to create jobs. As such, in order to ready Texas for the future we need to look at new ways of helping out people who have no intentions of going to college, with vocational training. Some of our school districts are already doing this, and we need to look at those success to ensure our citizens have a good job, with a livable wage.  Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

Health Care

I want to ensure all Texans have access to quality healthcare. I will work on expanding affordable medical coverage to improve overall health, through preventative care programs. I will fight against any law that attempts to take away protections and access to healthcare.  Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

Transportation

I support an increase in transportation funding to alleviate our current state of congested roadways and safety crisis in North Texas and all across the state. In our district congestion is making the expansion of 635 necessary. I would only support adding toll roads and managed lanes to speed up the process and more so managed lanes to give our citizens options. The option to use toll roads or not.  Source: Rhetta Bowers.com

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