Scott Bowen (Michigan State University, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law) was nominated on July 28 to be the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. He would replace Donald A. Davis, who became the court-appointed U.S. Attorney in 2008.
- Born in South Bend, Ind., in 1964.
- Has been commissioner of the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery since 2008.
- Served as the director of Office of the State Employer from 2007 to 2008.
- Ran for Michigan attorney general in 2007.
- Served as a Michigan state judge from 2004 to 2005.
- Was a partner at the law firm of McInerney & Bowen in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 2001 to 2003.
- Served as Grand Rapids city commissioner from 1997 to 2003.
- Was a special assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan from 1997 to 2001.
- Was a partner at the law firm of Distel & Haynes P.C. in Grand Rapids from 1994 to 2001.
- Was an associate attorney at the law firm of Clary, Nantz, Wood, Hoffius, Rankin & Cooper from 1990 to 1994.
- Held various jobs at Fox Jewelry Company (Fred Meyer Jewelry) — including sales associated and general counsel — from 1980 to 1989.
- Has tried about 100 cases to verdict, serving as chief counsel in all but one of those cases.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure, Bowen reported making $129,842 salary as commissioner of the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery since January 2009.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure, Bowen reported assets valued at $341,000, mostly from real estate, and $585,100 in liabilities, mostly from financial obligations to relatives, for a net worth of -$244,100.