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Tim Owens

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Senator Tim Owens

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.

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