Robert Owen Announces Candidacy for Congress in CA23 Against Kevin McCarthy

For Immediate Release
May 9th, 2017

Robert Owen Announces Candidacy for Congress in CA23 Against Kevin McCarthy
Veteran. Prosecutor. Progressive. Fighting for You.

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.

As a Marine, former prosecutor and attorney, Robert has devoted his life to serving and protecting this great nation and pursuing justice to make our streets at home safer. Robert wants to represent his community because he understands that many of the values we hold dear have been ignored by our current Congress. Too many politicians like Kevin McCarthy are putting their own political aspirations and party ahead of what is right for their district and our nation. Robert will put country before party and work to provide sensible solutions to the challenges that face us all.

“The biggest issues facing our country should not be partisan fights. Rebuilding the middle class, the right to health care, tuition-free education, net neutrality, revitalizing our infrastructure, wealth inequality, caring for our veterans, criminal justice reform, culture and innovation investment, and protecting individual liberty -- these are things of value to everyone. Prioritizing these issues will benefit and uplift everyone in our nation,” says Robert.

Robert Owen promises to bring the focus back to people, move past the political gridlock caused by career politicians, and start to fix real problems for the valley, our communities, and our nation.

The campaign will be hosting a kickoff event in the month of June. Learn more about Robert and the campaign by visiting his website at and to sign up for email updates.

Press Contact:
Jake Riggs
Communications Director