Roy Owens

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Roy Owens
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Candidate for
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 29, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
Roy Owens was a 2014 special election Democratic candidate for Fifth Suffolk District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for District Second Suffolk District of the Massachusetts State Senate in 2012.



See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014

Evandro C. Carvalho defeated Karen A. Charles-Peterson, Jennifer Anne Johnson, Barry Lawton and Roy Owens in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the special election, which took place on April 29.[1]

The seat was vacant following Carlos Henriquez's (D) expulsion from the chamber on February 6.

A special election for the position of Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Suffolk District was called for April 29, with a primary on April 1. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 24.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District Special Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEvandro C. Carvalho 50.3% 961
Karen A. Charles-Peterson 27.2% 521
Barry Lawton 9.9% 190
Jennifer Anne Johnson 7.9% 151
Roy Owens 4.7% 89
Total Votes 1,912


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Owens ran in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate District Second Suffolk District. He was defeated by incumbent Sonia Rosa Chang-Diaz in the Democratic primary on September 6.[4][5][6]

Massachusetts State Senate, Second Suffolk District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSonia Rosa Chang-Diaz Incumbent 83.4% 8,904
Roy Owens 16.6% 1,773
Total Votes 10,677

Campaign themes

Owens states that his is pro-life and favors a traditional view of marriage.[7]

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