Brad Owen

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Brad Owen
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Lieutenant Governor of Washington
In office
January 15, 1997 - Present
Years in position 18
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State Senate
January 10, 1983 – January 15, 1997
Date of birthMay 23, 1950
Office website
Brad Owen (born May 23, 1950 in Tacoma, Washington) is the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Washington. He was first elected in 1996 and has subsequently been re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008. His current term expires in 2012. As lieutenant governor, Owen serves as President of the Washington State Senate.


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. He was elected as Shelton City Finance Commissioner and to the Washington House of Representatives in 1976. In 1983, he was elected to the Washington State Senate, where he served until his election at lieutenant governor.

Owen and his wife, Linda, live in Shelton. They have six children and 17 grandchildren.[1]


  • Frankfurt American High School
  • Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Humanities), Walla Walla College

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