Doug Owens Calls for Strengthening Education and Job Training

Doug Owens Calls for Strengthening Education and Job Training
Owens seeks to improve education and job training programs as final plank in new jobs plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today announced the final plank of his new plan to create good-paying jobs and grow Utah’s economy. Owens has already called for eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulations on businesses, lowering the corporate tax rate and closing legal loopholes that permit offshore tax havens, as well as expanding Utah’s outdoor tourism and recreation economy.

As the fourth and final plank in his new jobs plan, Doug Owens is announcing his commitment to strengthen Utah’s public education system, invest in Utah schools and educators, make college more affordable, and improve apprenticeship and job training programs.

“Education is the best pathway forward to a living-wage job,” said Owens. “We need to do more to strengthen education for our kids, make college more affordable, and expand apprenticeship and job training programs. Unlike my opponent, who voted against bipartisan legislation to improve our schools, I’ll always put Utah students, parents, and teachers first.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens to Champion Utah Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Doug Owens to Champion Utah Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
Owens calls for promoting Utah’s outdoor recreation economy as third plank in new jobs plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today announced the third plank of his plan to create good jobs and grow Utah’s economy. He previously called to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations on businesses, lower America’s corporate tax rate, and close loopholes that permit offshore tax havens. As the third plank in his jobs plan, Owens pledges to promote Utah’s outdoor recreation and tourism industry.

A robust outdoor recreation and tourism industry is the key to keeping Utah’s economy strong. Recreation and tourism generate $12 billion annually in Utah consumer spending, support more than 125,000 good local jobs, and contribute $3.6 billion each year in wages and salaries, as well as $856 million in state and local tax revenue.

“I understand the benefits that outdoor recreation and tourism bring to the economy of the most beautiful state in the country,” said Owens. “Utah needs a true champion in Congress who will work to protect and promote our state’s outdoor recreation economy.”

Doug has officially been endorsed by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) in the race for Utah’s 4th District. OIA is a national association that represents more than 1,300 companies, including suppliers, manufacturers and retailers in America’s $646 billion outdoor recreation industry. Doug is the first non-incumbent candidate for Congress to earn OIA’s endorsement.

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens Calls for Lowering America’s Corporate Tax Rate

Doug Owens Calls for Lowering America’s Corporate Tax Rate
Owens calls for lower tax rate as second plank in plan to create jobs and grow Utah’s economy.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today announced the second plank of his plan to create good-paying jobs and grow Utah’s economy. Owens previously called for eliminating unnecessary and burdensome regulations on businesses. As the second plank in his new jobs plan, he is calling for Congress to lower America’s corporate tax rate and close legal loopholes that permit offshore tax havens.

For 25 years, Doug Owens has fought for Utah businesses and hard-working Utahns as a private business defense attorney. He will bring that same fight to Washington as a member of Congress.

“America currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the free world,” Owens said. “Lowering the corporate tax rate and closing offshore tax loopholes is a common-sense, bipartisan solution that will help businesses create jobs and will strengthen our economy.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens Introduces Plan to Create Jobs and Grow Utah’s Economy

Doug Owens Introduces Plan to Create Jobs and Grow Utah’s Economy
Owens plans to help Utah businesses by fighting unnecessary and burdensome regulations.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced his new plan to help Utah businesses create more good-paying jobs and strengthen our state’s economy. The first plank of Owens’ plan to help businesses by working in Congress to eliminate unnecessary and burdensome regulations that hurt local businesses.

For 25 years, Owens has stood up to Washington and fought against burdensome regulations in private practice as a business defense attorney. In Congress, Owens will keep fighting for Utah businesses as he seeks to put hard-working Utahns first.

“I know first-hand the impact that Washington can have on businesses here in Utah. I understand what government can do to help businesses grow, and also when government should just get out of the way,” Owens said. “I have been standing up for hard-working Utahns and Utah businesses my entire career, and I am going to take that same fight to Congress.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens Calls for End to Public Funding of Congressional Mass Mailers

Doug Owens Calls for End to Public Funding of Congressional Mass Mailers
Owens calls to stop Congressional practice that spends tax dollars on expensive mass mail campaigns.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today announced the fifth and final plank of his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan, which is designed to strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent.

Owens has previously called for passing a “No Budget, No Pay” law, a five-day workweek for Congress, ending automatic pay raises for lawmakers, and banning luxury travel for members of Congress paid for by lobbyists and special interest groups.

Now, as the final plank of his plan, Owens is calling to put a stop to the Congressional practice of spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year on Members’ mass mail campaigns. In her first six months in office, incumbent Congresswoman Mia Love spent $83,000 on mailers at taxpayers’ expense, more than all other members of Utah’s delegation, combined.

“Unfortunately, too many politicians in Washington are more interested in perks and privileges than in public service,” Owens said. “Spending huge sums of taxpayer dollars on mass mailers is not only wasteful, the practice is often abused for personal gain and should be stopped. Our representatives should not be campaigning with our money.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens to End Luxury Travel for Members of Congress

Doug Owens to End Luxury Travel for Members of Congress 
Owens announces law to end luxury travel as fourth plank of his Accountability and Ethics Plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced the fourth plank of his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan designed to strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent. To date, Owens has called for passing a “No Budget, No Pay” law, a five-day workweek for Congress, and ending automatic pay raises for lawmakers.

As the fourth plank of his new plan, Owens is calling for passage of a law that would end luxury travel for members of Congress paid for by lobbyists and special interests.

“Luxury trips paid for by lobbyists and special interest groups are done as a reward for voting a certain way and to gain special access to lawmakers,” Owens said. “Members of Congress should be accountable to the people they represent, not lobbyists and special interest groups.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens to End Automatic Pay Raises for Members of Congress

Doug Owens to End Automatic Pay Raises for Members of Congress
Fourth District candidate introduces third plank of new Accountability and Ethics Plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced the third plank of his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan designed to strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent.

Owens is proposing a measure that would end automatic pay raises for Members of Congress.

“Many people in this country are losing their jobs and not seeing their wages increase. The fact that Congress would give themselves an automatic pay increase without even holding a vote is wrong,” Owens said. “The people of Utah deserve better.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens to Champion Five-Day Workweek for Congress

Doug Owens to Champion Five-Day Workweek for Congress
Owens announces five-day workweek as second plank of new Accountability and Ethics Plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced the second plank of his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan designed to strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent.

Owens is proposing a measure that would require Congress to work a minimum five-day workweek. This time must be spent passing legislation, serving on committees, and meeting with constituents—not fundraising.

“Most Utahns work a minimum of five days per week, and those who are chosen to represent them should as well,” Owens said. “Too many politicians in Washington are more concerned about the perks of the job than getting things done for the people they represent.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Doug Owens Introduces Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan

Doug Owens Introduces Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan
Fourth District candidate announces “No Budget, No Pay” law as first measure of new plan.

SALT LAKE CITY – Fourth Congressional District candidate Doug Owens today introduced his new Accountability and Ethics Reform Plan by announcing the Plan’s first measure to enact and strengthen ethical guidelines to hold lawmakers in Washington more accountable to the people they represent.

Owens knows how hard Utahns work each day to earn their paycheck, and he believes that politicians should be held accountable for doing their jobs, too. He believes that when members of Congress don’t do their jobs and don’t pass a budget, they shouldn’t get paid. No lawmaker in Washington should draw a salary when the government is shut down.

“My parents raised me to put public service and giving back ahead of personal gain,” said Owens. “Too many politicians in Washington are more concerned about the perks of the job than getting things done for the people they represent. In Congress, I’ll fight to pass a “No Budget, No Pay” law so that when members of Congress don’t do their jobs, they don’t get paid.”

Doug Owens is a Salt Lake City native, husband, and father of four. As a highly-respected business defense attorney, he has 25 years’ experience helping businesses succeed. Six generations of Doug’s family have called Utah home. From those ancestors, he inherited the values he’ll take to Washington: hard work, concern for his neighbors, an appreciation for Utah’s unique beauty, and a desire to get things done.

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Utah Firefighters Endorse Doug Owens

Utah Firefighters Endorse Doug Owens
Professional Firefighters of Utah endorse Owens in 4th Congressional District race.

The Professional Firefighters of Utah (PFFU) is proud to announce their endorsement of Doug Owens in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. PFFU issued the following statement about their endorsement: “Doug Owens earned this endorsement through his commitment to firefighters and the communities they serve. Doug has a strong grasp of the issues affecting Utahns, and he will be a strong advocate for Utah in Congress. We believe a vote for Doug Owens is a vote for firefighters, and we strongly encourage every voter in the 4th Congressional District to support him.”

The Professional Firefighters of Utah is dedicated to continually striving for an enhanced quality of life for firefighters and their families, as well as the continuous safety of the citizens they serve. The PFFU’s primary goals are to provide workplace safety, economic security, and education for firefighters throughout Utah.

To learn more about the Professional Firefighters of Utah, please visit www.pffu.org.

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