June 14, 2018 Media

Owen will put voters first in the 1st

Desiree Owen wants to put voters first in the state’s 1st House District.

She’s running for the state’s 1st House District encompassing Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties and part of McCracken County.

Owen is on the right track to run against the incumbent Republican who she says is the root of everything that’s wrong in Frankfort.

“I don’t pretend to have all the answers to the problems we face in western Kentucky, but I do know there is always more than one approach to a solution and one that will not hurt the majority of the hardworking citizens of the 1st District,” Owen said. “ A state representative should fight for what is in the best interests of the folks who live in their district. It is time to put the voters first in the First.”

Owen was the executive director during the development and construction of the Carson Center, a $42 million project in downtown Paducah. She’s worked as a political consultant, legislative advocate, broadcast journalist and a tourism marketing executive.

She’s endorsed by the AFL-CIO, the KY United Auto Workers, the United Mine Workers and the West Kentucky building trades. Owen was named Leadership Paducah Alumni of the Year, the Paducah Rotarian of the Year, awarded the Paducah Rotary Distinguished Service Award, and the recipient of numerous Kentucky Associated Press awards for her work in journalism.

A native of Lyon County, Owen now resides in Barlow. She’s the co-owner of the Green Timber Duck Club in the Barlow River Bottoms of Ballard County. She’s an enthusiastic hunter, angler and competitive shooter, and proud to say she’s even won a few local competitions in long range rifle.

Owen had no plans to embark on a political career, but was encouraged by fellow citizens to do what was right for the working families in our community, “for education, labor, law enforcement, and all vitally important public service jobs that are the backbone of our western Kentucky economy.”

For more information about Owen, please see her website, Facebook page or by email.