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Bowling announces bid for state Senate
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Hard-working community activist, common-sense conservative, and former Tullahoma City Alderman Janice Bowling has announced her candidacy as a Republican for the newly created District 16 state Senate seat.
This new district is an open seat in the 2012 election cycle and encompasses Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties. Bowling, who has a long and distinguished record of public service, announced her decision from her Tullahoma home among family and friends.
“Because good government is not a spectator sport, ‘We the People’ have a sacred duty to be involved in the process in any way we can,” said Bowling. “I am officially announcing I am seeking the Republican nomination for state Senate District 16.”
“As a conservative, I am running for the state Senate to preserve the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and to ensure our God-given freedom is protected. I sincerely believe our conservative values must serve as the cornerstone of our government.”
“Clearly, here in our Senate District, families are facing financial hardships – with jobs being scarce, the cost of medical care skyrocketing, taxes being too high and government intruding in our small businesses, doctors’ offices and hospitals, it’s no wonder the cost of living is too high and the means for making a living are stagnant. I want to serve the folks of our district in creating job opportunities and focusing on common-sense, conservative solutions to the problems we face. We need less government, fewer taxes and more individual accountability and responsibility. As a wife, mother, homemaker, teacher, proud grandmother, congressional district director and alderman, my entire life has been that of servant leadership. I am running for the state Senate so our children and grandchildren will inherit the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness which our forefathers presented to previous generations.”
Bowling, well known throughout the district because of her extensive public service to the people of the area, is a native of Selma, Ala., and holds a degree from Auburn University. In 1992, she was elected to the Tullahoma City Board of Alderman and served until 2008.
In 1994, she served as Congressman Van Hilleary’s field representative for a short time before being elevated to the role of district director. She has been an active voice in her community and Southern Middle Tennessee playing leading roles in various organizations.
Included has been serving as president of the Salvation Army Service Unit, the Executive Board of South Jackson Civic Center, Arnold Community Council (twice), and Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage (three times).
Bowling has served or is serving on the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program, the UTSI Support Council, the Multi County Cancer Support Network Board, the Coffee County Senior Citizen Board and the State Republican Executive Committee. Bowling is a charter member of The Motlow Ladies Philanthropic society, providing scholarships to female non-traditional students. 
She is also a member of the Southern Tennessee Ladies Society which provides scholarships to graduating seniors in six regional high schools.
Janice is a graduate of the National Security Forum class of 2003.  A life member of the National Rifle Association, Bowling is a graduate of a Handgun Safety and Carry Permit Course in Warren County.
 Bowling has been married to Temple Bowling IV for 42 years and the couple has three grown children and five grandchildren. Temple and Janice reside in Tullahoma where they are active members of Grace Baptist Church.
To learn more about her campaign, visit