|Lieutenant Governor of Washington|
|January 15, 1997 - Present|
|Years in position||16|
|Predecessor||Joel Pritchard (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 1996|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Washington State Senate|
|January 10, 1983 – January 15, 1997|
|High school||Frankfurt American High School (1968)|
|Other||Walla Walla College Honorary Doctorate|
|Birthday||May 23, 1950|
Owen entered politics at the age of 25 when he was elected to the Shelton City Finance Commission. Soon after, in 1976, he was elected to the state House. He served in that body until his election to the state Senate in 1983.
Owen has focused on public health and safety issues, especially substance abuse and prevention. Known as an independent thinker, Owen has said, "I’ve tried to be the most bipartisan Lieutenant Governor in the history of our state."
Owen was a small business owner before entering politics. In 1989, he formed a non-profit organization called Strategies for Youth to fight substance abuse among Washington's young people. His entrance into politics came when he was elected as Shelton City Finance Commissioner.
Owen and his wife, Linda, live in Shelton. They have six children and 17 grandchildren.
- Frankfurt American High School, 1968
- Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Humanities), Walla Walla College
Lieutenant Governor of Washington (1996-present)
Owen was first elected lieutenant governor in 1996 and has subsequently been re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. His current term expires in 2017. As lieutenant governor, Owen serves as President of the Washington State Senate.
State Legislature (1976-1996)
|Lieutenant Governor of Washington General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Brad Owen Incumbent||53.7%||1,575,133|
|Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.|
|Lt. Governor of Washington, Primary election, 2012|
|No Party Preference||James Robert Deal||4%||53,694|
|Democracy Independent||Mark Greene||3.5%||46,534|
|Neopopulist||Dave T. Sumner IV||0.5%||6,057|
|Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State|
On his 2012 campaign website, Owen outlined the following priorities:
- Economic development: At a time of high unemployment, Owen’s highest priority is to use the Lt. Governor’s office as a vehicle to bring jobs and economic development to our state. He will continue to work with constituents and businesses throughout our state to promote Washington state products and services.
- Brad will continue his work as a Goodwill Ambassador for our state, developing and maintaining strong relationships with other states and countries. When asked, he will take trade missions to countries throughout the world promoting Washington State products and workers. Throughout his service as Lt. Governor, Brad has been able to make these trade missions to promote Washington state products at very little and in most cases no expense to the taxpayer.
- Independence: Owen has always been an independent voice for all voters of the state of Washington. He has a long history of working with labor and business to bring jobs and other opportunities into Washington state and to do his very best to lower taxes whenever possible.
- Honesty and integrity:
Owen believes that the voters of Washington state deserve a campaign based upon the facts and each of the candidates true positions on the issues. He pledges to run a clean and honest campaign. Brad promises to take positions on issues that benefit our state and run a positive issue oriented campaign. Brad promises to tell you exactly how much money he has raised, where the money is coming from and not to make false claims.
- Modernizing government: Brad Owen will continue to have an “open door” policy in his office for anyone in need of help. He will also continue his focus to make Washington State the most efficient government in the country.
Comprehensive donor information for Owen is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Owen raised a total of $1,374,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 3, 2013.
Owen won re-election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Washington in 2012. During that election cycle, Owen raised a total of $318,567.
|Lieutenant Governor of Washington 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brad Owen's campaign in 2012|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$3,600|
|Washington State Medical Association||$3,600|
|Washington Health Care Association||$3,600|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$3,600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$318,567|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Brad Owen's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Brad Owen's Campaign Contributions|
Lieutenant Governor of Washington
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$30,735|
|Top 5 contributors||Washington State Dental Association||$3,200|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$3,200|
|Washington Bankers Association||$3,200|
|Washington Federation of State Employees|
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
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- Office of the Washington Lieutenant Governor
- Owen's biography
- Owen's official campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1990
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Office of the Washington Lieutenant Governor, "Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen," accessed October 5, 2012
- ↑ Seattle's Q13 FOX, "Inslee maintains slim lead in governor's race; Ferguson wins attorney general contest," November 7, 2012
- ↑ Brad Owen 2012, "Meet Brad Owen," accessed April 29, 2012
- ↑ Washington State Legislature, "Brad Owen," accessed April 29, 2013
- ↑ Lake Stevens Journal, "Brad Owen Re-Election Campaign," April 19, 2012
- ↑ LtGov.WA.gov, "Biography," accessed September 5, 2011
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "Candidates appearing in the primary," accessed May 24, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "August 7, 2012 Primary Results: State executives," accessed August 8, 2012
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Brad Owen.com, "Priorities," accessed May 24, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money "Career Fundraising for Brad Owen," Accessed May 3, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Joel Pritchard (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Washington
1997 - present
| Succeeded by|