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David A. Bowers

Born: May 11, 1952

Birthplace: Cortland

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

David A. Bowers

Date of Birth : May 11, 1952
Birth Place : Cortland

David A. Bowers is the mayor of Roanoke, Virginia. His current term began on July 1, 2008. He previously served as mayor of the city from 1992 to 2000. A Democrat, he was elected mayor after serving on the city council. Bowers is a lawyer who has continued to serve in private practice both during and after his term as mayor. He was also the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Virginia's 6th District congressional seat in 1998, losing to incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte. Bowers attempted a comeback in the May 2, 2006, election for city council, but he finished in fifth place out of ten candidates in the race for three seats. Bowers ran for mayor of Roanoke as an independent against the incumbent, Democrat Nelson Harris, in the May 2008 municipal election. Bowers won the election with 53% of the vote. In May 2012 Bowers gained a consecutive term as mayor by defeating Republican Mark Lucas 52% percent to 48%.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

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