David Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2009. He resides in Sierra Vista in the new Legislative District 14, which encompasses all of Cochise County, all of Greenlee County, all of Graham County except for the Indian reservation, and the Eastside of Pima County (Rosemont area, Corona, Vail, Rita Ranch, and the surounding mountains of East Tucson).
Representative Gowan was elected by his peers to serve as the Arizona House Majority Leader. In addition, he serves as the Chairman for the Arizona Legislators for Wildlife Caucus.
The Representative is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona, holding a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies. He has been married to his wife Jessica for 18 years, and they have two sons. Originally hailing from Northern California, they have lived in Arizona since 1993. When he is not busy with legislative business, David enjoys being active at his local church and in his son’s Boy Scouts, where he acts as the Chairman of Troop 408. Representative Gowan has become very engaged in his local educational community where he sits on the Board for Veritas Christian Community School. He is a member of the Sierra Vista ELKS Lodge #2065, and is also a committed martial artist, and is the Chairman of Tai Shin Ki Do Martial Arts System founded by Hanshi Barnes.
Growing up, Representative Gowan learned his core values from his father, Jim, who is himself a military Veteran. And, that is why he now feels very blessed to be serving the ones who protect us everyday abroad and at home as Chairman of the Military Affairs & Public Safety Committee. In his own words, “We ought to be a hub…a shiny beacon of light for all veterans in Arizona. May God bless and protect those who defend and protect us and our freedoms every day! And, to them, I say thank you.”