Craig Bowser for Kansas Senate
Meet Craig Bowser
Craig Bowser was raised on a ranch in a small rural Kansas community. His mother, a single mom of four, raised her family while also earning her master’s degree in education. Dedicated to giving back, she then went on to help individuals in her community achieve their GED or high school equivalent. She never complained and she never gave up. Her sacrifices and passion for public service taught Craig the value of education and perseverance. Values he would keep with him throughout adulthood.
After graduating high school, Craig worked his way through his undergrad at Emporia State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in business. Continuing his education, Craig decided to pursue his master’s and graduated with his MBA from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.
Following the values instilled in him from his childhood, Craig joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he served for 24 years. After completing multiple combat tours in Iraq, Craig used his G.I. Bill to earn his doctorate in strategic security. During his time in the military, Craig served as a civil affairs officer, working with political leaders and citizen groups where he was instrumental in establishing freedom and democracy. Craig helped to facilitate the first free elections in Iraq in 2005. He was awarded the prestigious Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State.
Craig Bowser has not only served as a leader in the Army but has also held leadership positions in a variety of companies and industries such as transportation, utilities, nuclear, and agriculture. Today, Craig Bowser is the Chief Executive Officer for a Manhattan-based 501(c)3 organization that helps transitioning military veterans enter the agribusiness workforce. Craig and his wife Erin live on a small farm and are active in the Baptist church.