Conservative Businessman

Spud Bowen for State Senate

Spud Bowen is a conservative Republican and a native of Tifton, GA and on March 22 of this year, he and his wife, Sherry, will be married for 40 years!  They have two sons.  Carson Bowen and his wife, Heather, and Conner Bowen and his wife, Bridgett, all living in Tifton.  Spud and Sherry have four Grandchildren, Cayden (11), Phillip (10), Mary Ella (8) and Cassidy (8).  All four grandchildren attend the local Tift Co. Public School System.

Spud is a third generation, Independent Sales Representative for over 40 years with the Herff Jones Company.  Spud has been doing business in Georgia under Spud Bowen & Associates.  Spud has worked to enhance a student’s school experience by personally conducting hundreds of Leadership Conferences and Seminars for both Faculties and Students.  Spud Bowen & Associates has been recognized by the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and many other Educational Organizations for his contributions for creating better attitudes and climates within schools all over South Georgia.  Spud’s company recognizes a student’s achievements through Class Rings, Medals & Awards and other Senior Products.  Additionally, Spud supplies the products necessary for the first, big event of a student’s and parent’s journey together—-Caps & Gowns and the Diplomas!

In 1997, Spud founded BPI, a Photography company based in Tifton, to capture the lasting images and memories for students and parents beginning in Pre-K moving up through Graduation.  Spud is now Co-Owner of BPI with his brother, Chip.  Together they service over 300 schools throughout the State of GA.  Thus, making a payroll for over 60 employees every two weeks.

Community Involvement

  • Member of First Baptist Church of Tifton for over 30 years. Served as a Sunday School Teacher, RA Leader and a member of the Church Security Team
  • Currently serving in his 6th year term as the President of the Tift County Touchdown Club
  • Served as Countywide Chairman of the Tifton-Tift County 911 Referendum Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Tifton-Tift Co. Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipient of the J. Lamar Branch Service Award from the Tifton-Tift Co. Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member of the Tifton-Tift Co. Development Authority
  • Past President of the American Heart Association, Tifton Chapter
  • Former City Commissioner of Tifton
  • The first, 5-Term President of the BPOE, located in Tifton. Proudly a team member of an organization that supplies thousands of Dictionaries to every 3rd-Grader in Tift Co. and Turner Co., also dedicated to honoring Veterans, participating in Flag Day, having a Youth Hoop Shoot and presenting Educational Scholarships to local students.


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Spud Bowen for State Senate