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Meet Morgan Bowen

Morgan is a fourth generation descendant of Utah pioneers. His father moved the family from Spanish Fork, Utah in 1962 to Merced, California where Morgan was raised. At age 17, Morgan was the youngest student body president ever elected at Merced College. In 1984 he worked as a legislative intern for Congressman Richard Lehman in Washington. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Montana and Wyoming. Morgan graduated from Merced College with an AA degree in General Studies, CSU Stanislaus with a BA in History, and Utah State University with a MS in American Studies. After 15 years as CEO of an international sustainable agricultural consulting firm, and as a consultant to political campaigns, Morgan changed careers to become a Seminary teacher for the LDS Church. In 2008 Morgan became the Democratic nominee for Utah’s First Congressional District. Morgan and his wife, the former Kristen Matheson, have 6 children and reside in Hyde Park, Utah.

Highlights of Morgan’s Career and Achievements

1983 Student Body President, Merced College

Associate in Arts Degree, Merced College

Member, Community College Student Lobby

Intern, Assemblyman Jim Costa, California

1984 Intern, Congressman Richard Lehman, California Washington, DC officeMorgan with former Congressman Rick Lehman

1984 Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Montana Billings Mission

Morgan and Kristen Bowen1988 Married to Kristen Matheson

1989 Bachelors of Arts, History, California State University, Stanislaus

Vice President, Bo-Biotrol, Inc., A producer of beneficial insects for agriculture

1990’s Director, Association of Applied Insect Ecologists

Director, Association of Natural Beneficial Producers

Member, California Certified Organic Farmers, CCOF

Founding Member and Contributor, Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems, BIOS

CEO, Bowen Biosystems, international sustainable agriculture products and consulting

Campaign consultant to numerous candidates and issue campaigns

Unit Commissioner, Scout Master and numerous other positions, Boy Scouts of America

Bishopric Member for the LDS Church

Volunteer Seminary Teacher

1998 Professional Seminary and Institute Teacher for the LDS Church

Member, Unitus, a humanitarian organization working to solve world poverty

Member, Action Against Poverty, a member organization of NGO’s working on world poverty issues

Consultant, Friends of Africa, an organization working to end poverty in East Africa

Member, Center for Economic Self Reliance, a BYU based humanitarian research and NGO support organization  working to help people of all economic backgrounds become                        economically self reliant

2006 Masters in Science, American Studies, Utah State University

2008 Candidate for Congress, Utah’s 1st District

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