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'''Tim Owens''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas Senate]], representing the 8th District since 2008.  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.
 
'''Tim Owens''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas Senate]], representing the 8th District since 2008.  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.
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===Issue positions===
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Sen. Owens's views on the issues according to his website:<rEf>[http://www.timowens.org/default.asp?a=Issues&tid=7964 Tim Owens Issues]</reF>
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* A new approach to education.  Education funding is important.
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* Opposed to a [[Taxpayer Bill of Rights|TABOR]] amendment until it is "clear and well understood".
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* Laws to regulate eminent domain are needed.
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* Pro-life
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* Supports stem cell research
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* Not opposed to gun possession but has voted against concealed weapons carrying
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===Committee assignments===
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Sen. Owens serves on these [[Kansas State Legislature|legislative committees]]:<reF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-senate/searchSenate.do?rep=4496 Profile from the Kansas Legislature]</reF>
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* Judiciary (chair)
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* Confirmation Oversight
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* Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
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* Education
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* Federal and State Affairs
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* Joint Committee on Kansas Security
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===Sponsored legislation===
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Sen. Owens currently co-sponsored a resolution in favor of private ballot union elections.<ReF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2009_1828.pdf SR 1828 Kansas Legislature]</ref>
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===Major Donors===
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Some of the top contributors to Owens's 2008 campaign, according to the ''National Institute on Money in State Politics'':<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108114 Tim Owens 2008 campaign contributions]</ref>
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: Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Hallmark Cards, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Medical Society, and others
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Finance, insurance, and real estate companies were his largest donor group.
  
 
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=32289 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18225 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74223 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=91099 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108114 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=32289 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=18225 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=74223 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=91099 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=108114 2008]
 
* [http://www.timowens.org/ Sen. Owens's website]
 
* [http://www.timowens.org/ Sen. Owens's website]
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==References==
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Revision as of 16:12, 9 May 2009

Tim Owens is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 8th District since 2008. 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.

Issue positions

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

Committee assignments

Sen. Owens serves on these legislative committees:[2]

  • Judiciary (chair)
  • Confirmation Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
  • Education
  • Federal and State Affairs
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security

Sen. Owens currently co-sponsored a resolution in favor of private ballot union elections.[3]

Major Donors

Some of the top contributors to Owens's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[4]

Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Hallmark Cards, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Medical Society, and others

Finance, insurance, and real estate companies were his largest donor group.

External links

References