Ted Bowers was a candidate at the 2000 local elections, running against Judy Green.
Will supported him solely because he is gay. When Grace asks what his positions are on the issues, Will states that he must be a top. Will urges Grace to vote for him as well, but Grace later decides to support Judy Green instead.
During a fundraiser at their apartment, they later find out that Ted Bowers is unsympathetic to homeless people, sexist, and xenophobic among others.