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|Name = Tim Owens
political position  = Kansas Senate District 8 |
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|Position = Kansas State Senate District 8
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|Status = Former Member
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|Tenure = 2009 - 2013
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'''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.
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'''Tim Owens''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas State Senate]], representing District 8 from 2009 to 2013. 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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==Policy 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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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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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Owens served on these committees:
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* [[Administrative Rules and Regulations Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations]]
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* [[Confirmation Oversight Committee, Kansas State Senate|Confirmation Oversight]]
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* [[Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight]]
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* [[Education Committee, Kansas State Senate|Education]]
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* [[Federal and State Affairs Committee, Kansas State Senate|Federal and State Affairs]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Kansas State Senate|Judiciary]], Chair
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* [[Kansas Security Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Kansas Security]]
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* [[Parole Board Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Parole Board Oversight]], Chair
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* [[Reapportionment Committee, Kansas State Senate|Reapportionment]], Chair
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* [[Special Claims Against the State Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Special Claims against the State]], Vice Chair
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Owens served on these committees:
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Kansas State Senate|Judiciary]] (Chair)
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Kansas State Senate|Judiciary]] (Chair)
 
* [[Confirmation Oversight Committee, Kansas State Senate|Confirmation Oversight]]
 
* [[Confirmation Oversight Committee, Kansas State Senate|Confirmation Oversight]]
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* [[Parole Board Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Parole Board Oversight]] (Chair)
 
* [[Parole Board Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Parole Board Oversight]] (Chair)
 
* [[Special Claims Against the State Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Special Claims against the State]] (Chair)
 
* [[Special Claims Against the State Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Special Claims against the State]] (Chair)
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==Issues==
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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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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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Owens ran for re-election in 2012. He lost to [[Jim Denning]] in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.ks.gov/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate_display.asp ''Kansas Secretary of State'', "Candidates for the 2012 Primary (official)," retrieved July 4, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/12elec/2012%20Primary%20Election%20Results.pdf ''Kansas Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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|Chamber= Kansas State Senate, District 8
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|party=Republican
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|winner1 = Jim Denning
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|votes1 = 4796
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|votes2 = 3161
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Kansas State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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====Targeted====
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Owens is one of eight Republican incumbents that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has targeted for defeat in 2012. It sees the eight incumbents as being impediments to private sector job creation and has made $1,000 donations and in-kind contributions to the Republican challengers.<ref>[http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan/10/business-lobby-targets-eight-republican-incumbents/ ''Lawrence Journal World,'' "Business lobby, aided by $36,000 from Koch Industries, targets eight Republican incumbents in state Senate for defeat," January 10, 2012]</ref>
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
On November 4, 2008, Owens was elected to the 8th District Seat in the [[Kansas State Senate]], defeating Judy Macy (D).<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/08elec/2008_General_Official_Results.pdf 2008 Kansas Election Results]</ref> Owens raised $81,979 for his campaign, while Macy raised $23,746.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=KS&y=2008 District 8 Kansas State Senate, 2008 Money Raised]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, Owens was elected to the 8th District Seat in the [[Kansas State Senate]], defeating Judy Macy (D).<ref>[http://www.kssos.org/elections/08elec/2008_General_Official_Results.pdf 2008 Kansas Election Results]</ref> Owens raised $81,979 for his campaign, while Macy raised $23,746.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=KS&y=2008 District 8 Kansas State Senate, 2008 Money Raised]</ref>
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==Scorecards==
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===Kansas Economic Freedom Index===
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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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====2010====
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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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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Tim + Owens + Kansas + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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* [http://www.timowens.org/ Sen. Owens's website]
 
* [http://www.timowens.org/ Sen. Owens's website]
*[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-senate/searchSenate.do?rep=4496 Kansas State Senate Website]  
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*[http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/sen_owens_tim_1/ Kansas State Senate Website]  
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=34613 Project Vote Smart Bio]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=34613 Project Vote Smart Bio]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=34613 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=34613 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
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Tim Owens
Tim Owens.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 8
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 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 former Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 8 from 2009 to 2013. 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 served on 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

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Owens ran for re-election in 2012. He lost to Jim Denning in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kansas State Senate, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Denning 60.3% 4,796
Tim Owens Incumbent 39.7% 3,161
Total Votes 7,957

2012

See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Targeted

Owens is one of eight Republican incumbents that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has targeted for defeat in 2012. It sees the eight incumbents as being impediments to private sector job creation and has made $1,000 donations and in-kind contributions to the Republican challengers.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Owens was elected to the 8th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Judy Macy (D).[6] Owens raised $81,979 for his campaign, while Macy raised $23,746.[7]

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:[8]

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."[9] 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.[10]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Tim + Owens + Kansas + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara P. Allen
Kansas State Senate District 8
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jim Denning (R)