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City of LodiCandidate for Council Member, Council District 4

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Nati Bowman

Paralegal, Nonprofit Director
363 votes (16.28%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Viable solutions for our unhoused population
  • Affordable, safe housing
  • Increasing safety of sidewalks, crosswalks, and our streets in District 4

Experience

Education

Iona College Bachelors of Arts, International Studies, Economics (2016)

Biography

Nati Bowman is a native Lodian with a lifelong passion for service and making the world a better place. Her commitment to helping others has never wavered, from volunteering as a child at the East Side’s no kill animal shelter to founding the nonprofit, Partners for International Cooperation (PIC), which aids organizations in becoming 501(c)3s and has funded a solar powered farm in Kenya, to establishing The Commons Community Center right here in District 4 with a food pantry, clothing closet, and home deliveries during COVID-19, Nati walks her talk. She believes in the power of individual and collective actions put to good use locally to create a thriving communityHer work as Clerk of the Board for Tracy Rural County Fire Protection District gives her a deep understanding of public entities and knowledge of our beautiful San Joaquin County. A survivor of domestic violence, Nati is also Court Appointed Special Advocate supporting and mentoring the foster youth of San Joaquin County. Her work in her father’s law firm representing folks hurt by unpaid wages, discrimination and sexual assault reflects a lifelong commitment to justice and to her family. She is mom to two wonderful teens, her service dog, Jade, and a very fluffy kitty. Her life partner is a physical therapist assistant working in home health to assist the elderly, injured, and disabled in their recovery.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California and Elect Justice CA (2)

Does your office have any plans to include currently or formerly incarcerated people in your decision-making process as it relates to criminal justice issues? What would that look like?
Answer from Nati Bowman:

Yes, that's part of why our campaign is active in voter education, especially for people with felony convictions since they, in California, do have the right to vote after completing their sentence and parole. We actively engage and support our formerly incarcerated people into our campaign volunteers and leadership.

With 8,000 people eligible for release from CA prisons to help stem the transmission of COVID-19, how, if at all, would your office aid these Californians and their families in navigating reentry?
Answer from Nati Bowman:

We would support these local efforts.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Make Lodi a place that is equitable, just and thriving.

Ensure the safety of children and families.

Cultivate diversity of languages, religions, race and culture.

Improve access to mental health, social services and community enhancement programs.

Protect all essential workers, especially field and factory laborers.

Provide resources and help for renters, undocumented, homeless, and other high risk groups.

Put protections and programs in place to ensure affordable housing in District 4.

Empower District 4 community voices and leaders.

Protect our Greenbelt, the essential farmland on which we rely for food and the economy.

Provide workable, appropriate resources for homeless, transient, and urban campers.

Eliminate outdated municipal codes and policies used to harass citizens and stifle business.

Reform law enforcement to eliminate systemic problems and be more responsive to the needs and desires of the community.

Encourage the transition to solar and other energy efficient options for home owners and renters.

Protect small, local businesses from multinational and big box corporations that are not invested in Lodi.

Make Juneteeth a city holiday!

Build District 4 pride!

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