LILBURN – Travis Bowden announced Thursday that he will immediately suspend his race for House District 102, and begin a campaign for Senate District 9 against nine-term incumbent Don Balfour.
“After several insightful months of meeting with Lilburn residents, I have decided to focus on the Senate District that encompasses much of Lilburn, as well as the communities of Snellville, Lawrenceville, Grayson, and Loganville. It is not a decision I make easily or hastily. However, I can no longer abide our current Senate representation and feel I can better serve my friends and neighbors in the Georgia Senate,” Bowden said.
Bowden was formerly campaigning to succeed Rep. Clay Cox (R-Lilburn), who announced in March he was leaving his seat to run for the U.S. Congress.“Gwinnett deserves able representation, and ethical candidates. I will be honored to represent my home in Lilburn, and bring legislation that helps to create jobs, limit government and revitalize Highway 78,” Bowden continued. “For too long, the same lifelong politicians and their associates have allowed Eastern Gwinnett to fall into disrepair. I plan to put those communities back together again and work with local and legislative leaders to make that plan a reality.”
He concluded, saying “As we learned from Scott Brown in Massachusetts, seats do not belong to politicians because they hold them for decades. Gwinnett County deserves better than legislators who push to raise college tuition for students, advocate causes for special interests, and ignore their constituency.”
Bowden is a small businessman with a background in insurance, as well as small business and governmental affairs consultation. He is a graduate of Parkview High School and Georgia State University.