Experience and a passion for policy sum up the history of Michael Bowman, the vice president of policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council. Michael has more than 25 years of state legislative and policy experience. He has successfully run nonprofit policy organizations, professionally managed state political campaigns, consulted for and run federal and state political action committees, and served as a legislative director in the California State Senate and Assembly. A strong defender of federalism, champion for free markets, and crusader for individual liberty, Michael is gifted in creating left-right coalitions that protect and empower those who have been victimized by government laws, programs, or institutions. Michael and his wife, Sarah, have two adult children and enjoy traveling and visiting with good friends.