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Rep. Bowers, Rhetta

District 113

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P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

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Biography

State Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers was elected to serve House District 113 in the Texas House of Representatives on November 8, 2018.

Growing up, Bowers was drawn to a life of activism at an early age. Following the example of her mother, a prominent community leader, and her father, a nationally recognized surgeon, Bowers volunteered to phone bank for the late Congressman Mickey Leland as a pre-teen.

Throughout her later life, Bowers has continued to invest her time and energy in her community. She has served as a substitute teacher and a PTA member with the Garland Independent School District. She was appointed to the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, where she served for eight years. Recently, Rhetta has served as the Chair of the Dallas Woman’s March, a title which she as held for the past three years. All the while, Rhetta has continued to be an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of which she is a lifetime member.

Bowers is an alumna of both Spelman College and Texas Southern University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. A native Houstonian, she currently resides in Rowlett, TX with her husband and their children.

La Representante del Estado Rhetta Andrews Bowers fue electa para servir al Distrito 113 en la Cámara de Representantes de Texas el 8 de noviembre de 2018.

Al crecer, a Bowers le atrajo la vida del activismo a una temprana edad. Siguiendo el ejemplo de su madre, una prominente líder de la comunidad, y su padre, un cirujano reconocido a nivel nacional, Bowers se ofreció como voluntaria para la campaña telefónica del ahora fallecido Diputado Mickey Leland cuando era una preadolescente.

Posteriormente, Bowers continuó invirtiendo tiempo y energía en su comunidad. Se desempeñó como docente suplente y miembro de PTA con el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Garland. La designaron para la Junta Asesora de Parques y Recreación de Rowlett, donde se desempeñó durante ocho años. Recientemente, Rhetta se ha desempeñado como Presidenta de la Marcha de las mujeres de Dallas, título que mantiene desde hace tres años. Simultáneamente, Rhetta continuó siendo un miembro activo de la Iglesia Metodista St. Paul United y de la Sororidad Delta Sigma Theta, de la cual es miembro vitalicio.

Bowers es una antigua alumna del Spelman College y de la Texas Southern University, donde obtuvo su título de Licenciada en Telecomunicaciones, con énfasis en Periodismo de difusión. Es nativa de Houston y actualmente reside en Rowlett, Texas, con su esposo y sus hijos.

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