I'm Katy Owens and I'm running for Utah Senate District 19. I'm a small business owner and public policy consultant, and I live in Summit County with my husband and two kids.
I have a bachelor’s degree in international relations, a master’s degree in political science, and have been in the field of election administration for the last ten years. I've worked for elections organizations at the county, state, national and international level, and now provide research, analysis and project management services. I have testified in more than a dozen state legislatures on topics like election security, voting by mail, and technology in the voting process. As your legislator, I will make values-based, data-driven decisions.
I'm the daughter of two school teachers who taught me the importance of lifelong learning and of being involved in the community. I believe that talking to and really listening to everyone, regardless of political affiliation or background, is the key to making good public policy. I want to see a Utah with vibrant, healthy communities that work for everyone.
In my spare time I enjoy skiing and mountain biking, going for nature walks with my seven-year-old daughter who always finds a rock or flower to take home, and playing super heroes with my four-year-old son.
Please contact me about the issues that matter to you.