James Owens

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James Owens
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Former candidate for
Oregon House of Representatives, District 20
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Oregon University
Military service
Service/branchOregon Air National Guard
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
(dead link) Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James Owens was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 20 of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Biography

Owens earned his B.S. in Economics from Western Oregon University. His professional experience includes owning his own small business. He serves in the Oregon Air National Guard.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Owens's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "As a small business owner I understand the importance of a strong economy and job creation. Helping Oregonians get back to work will be a top priority."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Cover Oregon has been a disaster and, with Governor Kitzhaber's mismanagement, this scandal has wasted hundreds of millions of your hard-earned dollars. We need common sense coverage that works for all Oregonians and policies that allow those with insurance to keep their doctors and their coverage."

Constitution/2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative I pledge to protect and defend our constitutional rights and especially the 2nd Amendment."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Oregon is a State of tremendous opportunity and I recognize that many people wish to come here to take advantage of the many benefits Oregon has to offer. I support that. However, this must be accomplished legally or it will not work."

Veterans

  • Excerpt: "As a Veteran myself and having come from a family of Veterans, I understand the challenges that face our brothers and sisters who have served and who are still serving. I believe Oregon's veterans deserve every benefit and accommodation we can provide them in honor of their service to our Nation."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Paul Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kathy Goss defeated James Owens, Karl Erickson and Terrence Taylor in the Republican primary. Evans also ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Evans defeated Goss in the general election.[3][4]

Oregon House of Representatives District 20, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Evans 51.2% 12,400
     Republican Kathy B. Goss 48.1% 11,656
     None Miscellaneous 0.7% 165
Total Votes 24,221

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Owens's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

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