The Candidate: Owen to run against McCarthy

The Daily Independent
By Jessica Weston
6/15/2017

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.

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