Councillor Mrs Ruth Bowman JP

Association Vice President

Ruth was elected Vice President of the Association in March 2018. Having services as an Officer of the Association for three years, Ruth brings invaluable insight into managing a voluntary political organisation. She has worked as an HR Professional for many years and has only recently embarked on a number of new avenues, including becoming a Justice of the Peace.

Parish Councillor for Mildenhall & Forest Heath District Councilllor for Mildenhall Market Ward

She began her new responsibilities as a Parish Councillor some 2 years ago and was also elected to Forest Heath District Council for Mildenhall, Market ward. Even more recently Ruth has been appointed as a Magistrate.

Ruth was elected Chairman of Forest Heath District Council for 2017/18 and in 2018 was appointed to the Cabinet as Executive Member for Future Governance, steering the creation of a new West Suffolk Council with St Edmundsbury Borough Council. 

Ruth says, "I have many new challenges ahead, combined with a busy family life with my husband, three young adults and two very demanding Westies called Archie and Fergus."