Owen and his wife Emily are raising their four children in Colorado Springs. While attending the US Air Force Academy, Owen fell in love with Emily and with Colorado Springs. After being exiled to Los Angeles to attend the Pardee RAND Graduate School for four years, they returned to Peterson Air Force Base. Following his Air Force service, Owen began work at Compassion International, a children’s poverty non-profit, where he continues to work in the finance department.
After getting involved in the community, Owen realized that it was not good enough to complain about our loss of Liberty, but that we have to join with those who have pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the idea of limited constitutional government. His desire is to help prove that those who say our country is too far gone are just as wrong as those who told our founding fathers that people could not govern themselves.
In 2010, Owen ran against the incumbent Senate Majority Leader, Democrat John Morse. After being outspent by 5 to 1, he lost by only 340 votes. As a first time candidate, he earned the second highest vote count in the district for all Republicans on the ballot. In addition, he raised double what had ever been raised by any Republican in the county: $125,000.
Now, one year later, he will capitalize on the hard lessons learned the first time around and bring some much-needed energy to the Republican party in Colorado Springs as the next generation of conservative leadership.
Owen holds a B.S. in Economics and Operations Research from the US Air Force Academy and a Ph.D. from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. In addition, he serves on the boards of Life Network and Summit Oxford.