The Candidate: Owen to run against McCarthy

The Candidate: Owen to run against McCarthy

The race against Kevin McCarthy keeps getting bigger. Bakersfield attorney and former Tulare County prosecutor Robert Owen has announced he intends to run against Republican Majority Leader for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing California’s 23rd District.

A lifelong Democrat, Owen’s priorities include rebuilding the middle class, the right to health care, tuition-free education, net neutrality, revitalizing infrastructure, correcting wealth inequality, caring for veterans, criminal justice reform, culture and innovation investment, and protecting individual liberty, according to a release from his campaign.

“The most important thing we can do is ensure the citizens of the United States are healthy, educated and well employed. Those are the things that I am running on,” he said.

Robert Owen Announces Candidacy for Congress in CA23 Against Kevin McCarthy

Robert Owen Announces Candidacy for Congress in CA23 Against Kevin McCarthy

Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield attorney, former Tulare County prosecutor, and Marine Corps veteran Robert Owen announces his 2018 run for U.S. Congress against Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

A native son of Bakersfield, Robert feels called to continue his lifelong commitment to public service by representing the people of California’s 23rd District, giving a voice to those in our community who have been ignored by the establishment and D.C. insiders like Kevin McCarthy.

“I am proud to announce my candidacy for Congress and welcome the opportunity to be a champion of the people of the 23rd Congressional District. Throughout my life I have dedicated myself to public service, and now I look forward to serving the people of my home district,” says Robert.