Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mayor David Bowers closes chapter that started as high school dream

Leaving the “Catbird Seat” (see photo slideshow bottom) Mayor David Bowers has practiced law for 38 years, has been on city council for 24 years with 16 of those years serving as mayor. As a youngster he was inspired to become mayor when he met Mayor Benton Dillard at the Civic Center groundbreaking. Bowers was […]

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Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mayor Bowers will not seek the 9th congressional district seat

Roanoke’s Mayor David Bowers has been exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for the 9th District Congressional seat held by Republican congressman Morgan Griffith. He announced in November 2015 that he was not seeking another term as mayor. Mayor David Bowers to go out on high note – will not run in 2016 Bowers […]

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Roanoke’s Mayor David Bowers goes on 9th congressional district “listening tour”

Monday, January 4, 2016

Roanoke's Mayor David Bowers goes on 9th congressional district

The first thing a Congressman David Bowers would do if elected would be to introduce a constitutional amendment to change the U.S. President’s term to one six-year term rather than two four-year terms. This would make the President a civic leader and not a political leader he said. “The one four-year term for Virginia governor […]

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Roanoke City removed from Welcoming America website

Monday, December 21, 2015

Roanoke City removed from Welcoming America website

All the national and international attention that Mayor David Bowers letter and press release on Roanoke City letterhead saying Syrian refugees were not welcome in Roanoke City and suggesting in the letter that it mirrored Japanese internment in WWII after Pearl Harbor has had Roanoke City wiped from the Welcome Virginia diversity website. Mayor Bowers […]

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Ray Ferris struggles to explain Mayor Bowers transgression vs. Court Rosen’s legal troubles

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ray Ferris struggles to explain Mayor Bowers transgression vs. Court Rosen's legal troubles

VIDEO: Following the special council meeting called to have Roanoke Mayor David Bowers apologize for his statement on Syrian refugees and his comparison to Japanese-American internment in World War II another issue broke out. As reported in The Roanoke Times Lortab, a Schedule II controlled substance opioid, was found in councilman Rosen’s vehicle that was […]

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Mayor Bowers apologizes for Japanese-American comparison to Syrian refugees but (video)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mayor Bowers apologizes for Japanese-American comparison to Syrian refugees but (video)

(See videos below) Mayor David Bowers apologizes for Japanese-American comparison to Syrian refugees but stands by his fear allowing Syrians into the country and Roanoke. Roanoke city council chambers was packed with standing room only. There were those who preferred to stand in the back of the chamber and argue with citizens who were welcoming […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul & DPVA Chair release statements on mayor’s rejection of Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Del. Sam Rasoul & DPVA Chair release statements on mayor's rejection of Syrian refugees

ROANOKE, VA – In response to a statement released by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers that referenced the Japanese internment camps of World War II with regard to his call to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in the city, Delegate Rasoul has released the following statement: “As the son of immigrants who are proud to […]

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RPV, DPVA, Council members and George Takei lash out at Roanoke Mayor Bowers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

RPV,  DPVA, Council members and George Takei lash out at Roanoke Mayor Bowers

RPV Chairman John Whitbeck in an email statement said, “Democrat Mayor Bowers’s comments are offensive and ignorant. Comparing the prudent step of pausing to evaluate a vetting processes to the unconstitutional internment of American citizens proves that Democrats simply don’t understand national security.” “A pause in accepting refugees is prudence. It balances our nation’s security […]

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Statement from Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle on Syrian Refugees in Roanoke

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Statement from Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle on Syrian Refugees in Roanoke

Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle’s statement on Mayor David Bowers is below. Bowers in a written statement to the press spoke out against accepting Syrian refugees in the Roanoke area. Mayor Bowers feeds into the fear of Syrian refugees – justifies past Japanese internment Trinkle is a candidate for 2016 mayoral Democratic primary. Council member Sherman Lea, […]

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Mayor Bowers feeds into the fear of Syrian refugees – justifies past Japanese internment

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mayor Bowers feeds into the fear of Syrian refugees - justifies past Japanese internment

Roanoke’s Mayor David Bowers feeds into Syrian refugee FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt). In comments people regard Syrian refugee relocation either as opening the door to terrorists while others see no threat from Syrian refugees at all – in Virginia or in the U.S. The rift is wide. “Keep them out – I will shoot […]

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The “friendly” Mayor Bowers did not discount a future in the political arena

Monday, November 9, 2015

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At a news conference in the Mayor’s office David Bowers expressed his confidence in his decision to not seek re-election as Roanoke’s mayor. Bowers spoke and answered questions from the press for 35 minutes. As the mayor is known to do he shared some of his special jokes. Bowers sent out an e-mail blast at […]

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Mayor David Bowers to go out on high note – will not run in 2016

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mayor David Bowers to go out on high note - will not run in 2016

On Monday, November 9, at a press conference in his office Mayor David Bowers is expected to announce that he will not run for another term as mayor. Among friends this has been expected. “He wants to do something different,” quoting an anonymous close friend. “He wants to go out on a high note … […]

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