Exploring the Rich History and Daily Life at the California State Capitol with David Bowman

Exploring the Rich History and Daily Life at the California State Capitol with David Bowman

In this episode of SacTown Talks, host Jarhett speaks with the voice of the Assembly, David Bowman, about the intricacies and history of the California State Capitol. They discuss dining at the Capitol, changes in the legislature’s working environment, and the renovations of the Capitol building. David shares fascinating historical anecdotes, including the original locations of California’s capital, the construction of the Capitol building, and peculiar stories about the building’s artifacts and architecture. The episode also covers how seating arrangements are determined in the Assembly, interesting details about the Assembly and Senate chambers, notable visitors to the Capitol, and David’s personal involvement and experience in California politics.

This Episode was recorded on 5/15/24

July 24, 2024

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

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Interview with David Bowman #2

Today we welcome back Principal Clerk II/Reading Clerk, David Bowman. We reflect on the year, David’s 15 years in the Capitol, dive into the staffers perspective and more.

This episode was recorded on 10/24/2023

November 13, 2023

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

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Interview with David Bowman

Interview with David Bowman

This week we welcome Principal Clerk II/Reading Clerk, David Bowman. We discuss the importance of preparation, mentorship, term limits, how he got started in the Capitol and more.

(07:11) Preparing for floor session

(12:08) Becoming Reading Clerk

(25:38) Term limits and learning the rules

(34:58) Visits from celebrities

(52:54) Dressing the part

(57:57) Importance of mentorship

October 24, 2022

SacTown Talks

SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

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