Rhetta Bowers - Democrat
Bowers is a dedicated wife, mother and public servant that possesses a real desire and drive for change. Her interest in politics began at a very young, as both her parents were passionate about community service and civic engagement.
Her father, an immigrant from the West Indies came to the states to further his education and became a nationally recognized physician and her mother, who worked beside him, emerged as a prominent community leader for her work toward advancements in higher education. It was through their example that her eyes were opened. Her first work on any campaign was phone banking for the late Congressman Mickey Leland. She has lent her expertise to numerous candidates, including her mother's campaign for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives and worked tirelessly as a field organizer during the 2014 election cycle.
As an accomplished organizer, she has strived to be the center of her family, all while working toward the betterment of her community. She has continued the legacy through her work within the Garland Independent School District both voluntarily, through PTA and Band Boosters, as an involved member and as a valued employee within the district.
A desire for positive change, specifically in the area of effective communication, is Rhetta's personal mission. Bowers believes in breaking barriers, bringing people together and that the path to success is through quality education.
She is a member of the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, where she has served for the last 8 years. She worked as a Legislative Aide, during the 84th Legislative Session, for a member of the Texas House. She has a proven record of working with community leaders in the City of Rowlett, as well as the City of Dallas. She currently serves on the Community Investment Program Task Force, an Ad hoc committee designed and created by the Rowlett City Council to improve the city's current status.
Rhetta is a native Houstonian, an Alum of both Spelman College and Texas Southern University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with an emphasis in Broadcast-journalism. She 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.) John P. Bowers, Jr. and the devoted mother of John III, Jade and Jakia.
Cash on Hand: $11,240.00