League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Set to
Elect Its First Male President
“Victor Bowleg, a longtime member League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, will become its President in April. He was selected as President-Elect at the 2022 Annual Meeting, and will succeed Nancy Hand, outgoing President.
Speaking about Bowleg, Hand said “I am delighted to be succeeded by the first male president in the 82-year history of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson. Mr. Bowleg’s nomination is a testament to the League’s commitment to equality in our membership and in our leadership. Victor will be a strong voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our League and in our democracy.”
Bowleg is well qualified for the position. He is presently the Racial Justice Program Manager YWCA of Southern Arizona. Past positions include working at the Pima County Juvenile Court and as a Family Mediator for the Pima County Superior Court.
Bowleg has been active in the League for many years. He is the Chair the State League’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, former Chair of the League’s Voter Services Committee, and a past recipient of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson Leaguer of the Year award.
“I’m honored to be selected by the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson to this important position,” said Bowleg. “As the first male president, it’s important that I continue to advocate for women’s rights and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”
Diversity is equally important to Bowleg. “One of my major goals will be to continue to increase diversity in our League membership. We need to fight for the rights of all people, ensure equal access, increase the knowledge of voters and their participation in the democratic process. “I will reach out to the entire community of southern Arizona, which is the area served by our League. When it comes to voting rights and social justice, everyone must have an opportunity to participate.”
Contact: Nancy Hand, President
Carolyn’s note: Big step forward for gender and racial equality for the LWVGT as I’ve known Victor for years through the League and also because he’s a talented actor in Tucson. He’s originally from the Bahamas. Congratulations to him on this honor to occur in April, 2023.