Councilman Chris Bowman

Time on Council

  • 1st Elected term: July 1, 2020-present
  • Term expires: Dec. 31, 2024
  • Salary: $23,000  


  • B.A. in Political Science, Old Dominion University
  • Masters in Public Administration, Golden Gate University
  • College of Business Management Institute graduate, University of Kentucky
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Public Professional Management, Old Dominion University
  • P.H.R certified by the Society of Human Resource Management

Other Political Offices

  • None

Professional/Military Experience

  • 32 years in Department Director-level positions at Eastern State Hospital and Virginia Peninsula Community College (formerly Thomas Nelson Community College)
  • Virginia licensed nursing home administrator
  • Supreme Court of Virginia certified mediator (past)


  • City of Hampton Diversity College and Diversity in the Workplace College graduate
  • Ad Hoc Leadership and Citizen Engagement Advisory Review Commission, co-chair and chair
  • Hampton Citizens Police Academy graduate
  • Involvement in Hampton Clean Commission
  • Virginia Peninsula Community College adjunct faculty
  • Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute, associate member
  • Hampton Newport News Community Services Board
  • Virginia Association on Aging, president (past)
  • Citizens Unity Commission Excellence in Service Award 2018
  • Hampton Branch NAACP, executive board
  • Hampton Democratic Party Committee
  • Phillips Athletic Association, youth assistant coach, coach
  • Triad
  • Do Gooders of Hampton
  • Hampton Foster Grand Parents Advisory Board
  • Y. H. Thomas Advisory Board
  • Hampton Codes Academy graduate
  • Hampton Fire Academy graduate
  • CERT certified
  • RESET certified
  • Aberdeen Civic and Historic Association 
  • Buckroe Improvement League
  • Hampton Waterways Committee
  • Sierra Club
  • FOP Lodge # 26
  • Downtown Hampton Kiwanis Club
  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni
  • 200 + Men  

Current Statement of Economic Interests (PDF) form