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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.
  
==Issue positions==
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==Policy positions==
 
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>
 
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>
 
* A new approach to education.  Education funding is important.
 
* A new approach to education.  Education funding is important.
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* Supports stem cell research
 
* Supports stem cell research
 
* Not opposed to gun possession but has voted against concealed weapons carrying
 
* 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>
  
===Committee assignments===
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==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>
 
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>
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Kansas Senate|Judiciary]] (Chair)
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Kansas Senate|Judiciary]] (Chair)
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* [[Special Claims Against the State Joint Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Special Claims against the State]] (Chair)
 
* [[Special Claims Against the State Joint Committee, Kansas State Legislature|Joint Committee on Special Claims against the State]] (Chair)
  
===Sponsored legislation===
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==Elections==
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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===2008===
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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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| colspan="2" | {{won}}'''Tim Owens (R)'''
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| align="right" | 17,708
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| align="center" | 53.6%
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| colspan="2" | Judy Macy (D)
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| align="right" | 15,297
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| align="center" | 46.4%
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===Major Donors===
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==Major Donors==
 
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>
 
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>
 
: Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Hallmark Cards, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Medical Society, and others
 
: Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Hallmark Cards, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas Medical Society, and others

Revision as of 16:21, 2 June 2010

Tim Owens
TimOwens.jpg
Kansas Senate District 8
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
2013
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Senate site

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.

Policy 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

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

Committee assignments

Sen. Owens serves on these legislative committees:[3]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Owens was elected to the 8th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate, defeating Judy Macy (D).[4] Owens raised $81,979 for his campaign, while Macy raised $23,746.[5]

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%

Major Donors

Some of the top contributors to Owens's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:[6]

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