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Secretary of State Debra Bowen tells of struggle with depression
Secretary of State Debra Bowen tells of struggle with depression

Two months before Californians go to the polls to choose a governor, the state's top elections official tearfully acknowledged Friday that she has been consumed by a "debilitating" depression that has often kept her away from the office. Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who oversees statewide voting, told The Times that she has a history of depression and has moved out of the two-story country home she owns with her husband. She now resides in a trailer park on the outskirts of Sacramento. "I have suffered from depression since I was in college, and I am having a more difficult episode right now," Bowen, 58, said in an interview. "It's something we...

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