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Congressional District 7

State Transportation Board Member Rudy Bowen

Rudy Bowen

5696 Kennedy Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
(404) 317-3310 | (770) 945-9455 (Fax)

Year Elected to the Board: ​​2007
Current Term Expires: 4/15/25

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The Joyful Life of
Rudy Bowen

Interview Date: Summer 2018

Rudy Bowen is a humble man who got his first job running a paper route for the Atlanta Journal when he was 11. Now, almost seven decades later, he’s a great-grandfather, a retired businessman and keen on living his life through faith. He credits his greatest accomplishments to his wife Jean and the life they share together in Gwinnett County.

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Year Elected to Board ​Current Term Expires
​​2007 ​4/15/20

 Biographical Data

Personal / Family 

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Marital Status: Married to Jean Kirby (1962)
Children: Allison, Beth & David and 8 grandchildren


  • Dawson County High (1957)
  • Attended University of Georgia

Community/Civic Activities

  • Lake Lanier Recreational Authority
  • Gwinnett Airport Authority
  • Gwinnett County Board of Appeals
  • Board of Directors of several banks
  • Board of Deacons at Johns Creek Baptist Church.


  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Shepherd Spinal Clinic
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

Personal Hobbies

Traveling, hunting, farming and fishing 

Counties Within District
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