State Senator Sean Bowie and his family first moved to Chandler in 1994, drawn to the area’s strong public schools and quality way of life.
A product of the Kyrene Elementary and Tempe Union High School districts, Sean graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in 2002. Sean then went on to ASU, receiving degrees in Political Science and History.
Since graduating from ASU, Sean has fought for good, sensible public policy at all levels of government-- from the local level all the way to Capitol Hill. Sean has worked with stakeholders and elected officials on a range of projects, including education reform, expanding access to health care and protecting Social Security. Through these endeavors, he has sought to make government more effective and responsive to the needs of a 21st-century economy.
After receiving his Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, Sean worked as a management consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies from across the globe.
Sean previously worked for the Provost's office at his alma mater, Arizona State University. He worked daily on issues including expanding need-based financial aid for working Arizona families, increasing resources for first-year students, and expanding online educational opportunities and increasing access for students.
In addition to his role in the Senate, Sean also works as a Professor of Practice in the School of Public Affairs at ASU. He teaches undergraduate courses on leadership, ethics, public policy, and the state legislature.
With his unique combination of skills, experience, and education, along with his roots in our community, Sean is well qualified to represent our district in the state senate.
Sean is the oldest of four children, with his entire family calling LD18 home. He currently lives in Ahwatukee.