Mark Owens

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Mark Owens
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 17
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives
Bachelor'sTroy State University of Montgomery, 1986
Master'sCentral Michigan University, 1996
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1975-1995
BirthdayNovember 24, 1956
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionResearch Program Manager, University of North Dakota
Office website
Mark S. Owens is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Owens served in the House from 2005 to 2007.


Owens earned his B.S. in Social Science from Troy State University-Montgomery in 1986 and his M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1996. His professional experience includes working as the Senior Vice President of Meridian Environment Technology. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1995.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Owens served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Owens served on the following committees:



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Mark Owens and incumbent Mark Sanford were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Edward Grossbauer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Grossbauer, Owens and Sanford will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Owens won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Owens and Mark Sanford (R) defeated Bernell Bachmeier (D) and incumbent Louise Potter (D).[4][5]

North Dakota State House, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Sanford (R) 4,018
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Owens (R) 2,950
Louise Potter (D) 2,541
Bernell Bachmeier (D) 1,606

Campaign donors


In 2010, Owens raised a total of $8,100 in campaign contributions.[6]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $1,500
Grand Forks Republican Women $1,500
Owens, Dan & Katie $1,000
Lignite Energy Council $1,000


NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[7] Owens received a score of 71.62% on policy legislation and voted against 31.67% of state spending. Owens was ranked 25th on policy and 6th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]


Owens has one child and currently resides in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[1]

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