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|Member of the Colorado Senate
from the 10th district
|Preceded by||Bill Cadman|
Owen Hill is a state legislator for the U.S. State of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Republican in 2012, Hill represents Senate District 10, which encompasses Eastern Colorado Springs.
Biography and early career
Owen and his wife Emily are the parents of four children.
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. This June, he was honored to win his primary election for State Senate District 10 by a substantial margin. Hill faced Brandon Hughes in the general election, but won the election with 73.5% of the vote.
After studying Economics at the Air Force Academy, Owen had the opportunity to complete his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in association with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. Following his military service, Owen had several different roles working in international finance operations, serving as a Chief Financial Officer for a non-profit, and running his own financial consulting company. He has had the opportunity to truly immerse himself within finance as it applies to budgeting, having managed a large budget for Compassion International, a children’s non-profit. A small businessman, veteran, and financial and budget specialist, Owen and his family live in Colorado Springs with their four children.
In 2012, Hill ran for the open Senate seat in Senate District 10 to replace the spot left open by Senator Bill Cadman after redistricting. He faced opponent Brandon Hughes of the Libertarian Party and Christopher Mull of the American Constitution Party, but defeated them with a 73.7% of the vote.
2013 legislative session
|Bills Introduced in 2013 by Sen. Hill
(for which Sen. Hill is the primary originating sponsor)
Hill was appointed to serve on the Senate Education Committee, Finance Committee, and the Legislative Audit Committee.
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