Robert M. Owens

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Robert M. Owens
Born (1973-08-25) 25 August 1973 (age 43)
Manchester, Connecticut
Residence Delaware, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Former Sunbury, Ohio, prosecutor
Website www.owensforohio.info

Robert M. Owens (born August 25, 1973, in Manchester, Connecticut) is a Delaware, Ohio lawyer who ran as an independent candidate for Ohio Attorney General in the November 4, 2008 election. Owens currently serves on the national council of The John Birch Society.[1]

Education[edit]

Owens graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University, with a major in history and a minor in journalism. Owens studied history and political science at Oxford University. Owens obtained his law degree with honors from the Capital University Law School.[2]

Ohio Attorney General campaign[edit]

The special election for attorney general was created when the previous officeholder, Democrat Marc Dann resigned on May 14, 2008.[3] On May 28, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland appointed Nancy H. Rogers, the Dean of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, to fill the post until a replacement takes office following the special election. Owens officially announced his candidacy at a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on June 10, 2008.[4]

On May 27, 2008, Owens filed a nominating petition with over 1300 signatures from 44 of Ohio's 88 counties. Ohio law requires 750 valid signatures to be presented within 10 days of the office being vacated in order for an independent to appear on the ballot.[5]

Early in the campaign, it was suggested that Owens may be ineligible to run as an independent due to previously voting in Republican primary elections.[6]

Owens was endorsed by the Constitution Party,[7] Libertarian Party of Ohio,[8] as well as other minor parties.

Owens received 5% of the vote.[9]

Political activity[edit]

Owens is a member of the Delaware City Charter Review Commission, a panel tasked with reviewing and suggesting changes to the City Charter (the City's Constitution).[2]

He filed to run for Attorney General again in 2010 under a Constitution Party label.[10]

Personal[edit]

Owens resides in Delaware, Ohio. He is married to Teri Owens (married May 23, 1998) and has one child.[11]

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