About Elect Steve Owens (R) for State Rep. LD 22
“I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don’t hurt anyone else in the process.” –Barry Goldwater (1909-1998)
We have many problems to solve in the coming years, and we cannot afford to allow one party hegemony over the dialogue on solutions. Our perspectives are to diverse for a one party system to be an effective form of representation.
I would like to represent you by bringing a cutting edge perspective combined with traditional values to the Legislature. As a Military Veteran I am dedicated to preserving a government that respects the rule of law and our Constitution. As a technologist I value higher education and intelligent solutions to our economic and environmental challenges; solutions that create jobs rather than destroy them. If elected, I will work hard to ensure that your tax dollars are spent responsibly on wise investments that create jobs and a better future for our children while keeping government accessible and accountable to all.
I am a software engineer who has spent years solving complex many faceted problems to create solutions that make our lives better. After serving honorably for 9 years in the United States Navy, I left the Navy to pursue my passion for software engineering. I received my A.A. from Skagit Valley College Oak Harbor WA in 1994 while still in the Navy and received my B.S. degree from Charter Oak State College New Britain CT in 2004 while working full time as a software consultant raising a family. I understand the value of hard work, and persistence as well as the value of education.
I am a vocal member of the Thurston County Republicans and have served as a Precinct Committee Officer in Puyallup, Washington before moving to Olympia. Prior to that I lived Connecticut. I was an active member of the Republican Party in Colchester CT serving on multiple committees. I saw firsthand the harm that can come to the people of the state when they allow themselves to become dominated by single party rule. My dedication to free enterprise, hard work and the constitutionally founded rule of law is why I am a proud member of the Republican Party where I strive always to improve the quality of representation that we provide in order to bring value to the voters rather than supporting special interests.
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