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The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog [http://wichitaliberty.org/ Voice For Liberty in Wichita]. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."<ref>[http://kansaseconomicfreedom.com/ ''Kansas Economic Freedom Index,'' "Homepage," accessed January 13, 2012]</ref> Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.
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'''Tim Ownes''' received a rating of '''20%''' on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.<ref>[http://kansaseconomicfreedom.com/files/kansas-economic-freedom-index-senate-2010.pdf ''Kansas Economic Freedom Index,'' "2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index," May 18, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 13:48, 13 January 2012

Tim Owens
Tim Owens.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives
2002 – 2009
Education
Bachelor'sKansas State University (1968)
J.D.Washburn University School of Law (1974)
OtherUnited States Army Command and General Staff College (1981)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
BirthdayAugust 13, 1945
Place of birthWatertown, New York
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian/Protestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Tim Owens is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the 8th District since 2009. He was a Representative for the 19th district in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2002 until his election as Senator. From 1981 to 2005, he served as a council member for the Overland Park City Council, 3rd District. He is married with 2 children.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Owens has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Owens served on these committees:

Issues

Sen. Owens's views on the issues according to his website:[1]

  • A new approach to education. Education funding is important.
  • Opposed to a TABOR amendment until it is "clear and well understood".
  • Laws to regulate eminent domain are needed.
  • Pro-life
  • Supports stem cell research
  • Not opposed to gun possession but has voted against concealed weapons carrying

Sen. Owens currently co-sponsored a resolution in favor of private ballot union elections.[2]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Owens was elected to the 8th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Judy Macy (D).[3] Owens raised $81,979 for his campaign, while Macy raised $23,746.[4]

Kansas State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Owens (R) 17,708 53.6%
Judy Macy (D) 15,297 46.4%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Owens collected $81,979 in donations:[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee $2,800
Senate Republican Leadership Committee of Kansas $2,000
Hallmark Cards $2,000
Kansas Contractors Association $2,000

Scorecards

Kansas Economic Freedom Index

The Kansas Economic Freedom Index is a project of Bob Weeks, creator of the blog Voice For Liberty in Wichita. The purpose of the Index "is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t."[6] Legislators receive a rating from 0-100 percent based on their votes on bills promoting economic freedom.

2010

Tim Ownes received a rating of 20% on the 2010 Kansas Economic Freedom Index.[7]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara P. Allen
Kansas Senate District 8
2009–present
Succeeded by
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