Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that David Bowsher has not filed for City Council at the time of publication.
David Bowsher is campaigning for Place 3 on Frisco City Council, challenging incumbent Will Sowell. City Council elections will take place May 5.
Community Impact Newspaper sent Bowsher a list of questions about his candidacy and his answers, edited for clarity, are below.
Q: Why did you decide to run for this office?
A: It bothered me that when I went to the voting booth, I saw so many races being run “unopposed.” Surely in a city of close to 200,000 people, there had to be more than just one person qualified and wanting to run. So, instead of complaining about it, I’ve decided to stand up and put my name into the ring. I thought the City Council was where I could make a positive difference.
What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?
The Frisco City Council position is all about managing people and resources for the betterment of the community. My experience of many years has been just about that, but for the private sector. I’ve managed businesses on the down trend, and managed businesses during an extreme growth cycle, both successfully. Frisco is currently in an extended growth cycle and right in my wheelhouse of experience.
If elected, what would be your top priorities?
- Managing our city’s growth for the betterment of our residents
- Cutting tax rates for Frisco’s homeowners
- Expanding Frisco voter participation
- Having a more inclusive city government
What else do you want constituents to know about you and your background?
My wife JC and my two children moved here with me in 2001. Both JC and I have worked in consumer products businesses in Plano, Irving and Fort Worth and have been season ticket holders to Frisco’s Texas Tornado and RoughRiders. The children learned to ice skate at the Stonebriar Centre, and my son entered the service at a Frisco recruitment center. The Bowsher family is proud to call Frisco and Texas our home.