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PLP 2016 Profile: Jennifer Bowles

Monday, January 16, 2017
Name:
Jennifer Bowles
 
Birthplace and/or where you grew up:
Martinsville, VA
 
Current Digs:
Martinsville, VA
 
Occupation:
International Sales at Hooker Furniture
Vice Mayor of Martinsville, Va
 
Favorite part about the job:
It's so rewarding to help people. There's no greater feeling. I love making a difference in people's lives and being their voice.
 
Your first job ever:
Collinsville Bistro as a waitress
 
Favorite Book:
The Harry Potter Series and The Souls of Black Folk-W.E.B. Du Bois
 
Comfort Food:
Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
 
What’s playing in your car right now?
Cranes in the Sky-Solange
 
Next journey?
Roanoke, Va for our next PLP session
 
Favorite Virginia destination?
My hometown, it shaped me into the person I am today
 
First political memory?
Going with my grandmother to work the polls
 
Best advice you ever got?
My father told me to believe in my dreams and stay true to myself.
 
If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why?
President Barack Obama---he's an inspiration to so many!  He's also the first president I was able to vote for.
 
One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you?
I'm a true Southern girl and I sometimes carry Tabasco sauce in my purse
 
Ambition, political or otherwise?
To make the world a better place in any way I can.
 
Favorite part about the PLP so far?
The people I've met who have become friends for life. Also, the ability to travel across the different areas in the state and learn about their needs and issues.