UPDATED: Owens announces Senate candidacy


(Updated to include comment from McGinn)

Republican state Rep. Stephen Owens announced Saturday morning that he's running for the state Senate against Republican incumbent Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick.

“In 2018, I answered the call to service and took on an incumbent who was not representing the values of the 74th House District,” Owens said in an announcement.

“Since winning that primary as a conservative outsider, I have represented the district to the best of my ability, relentlessly giving it my all and putting my community first," the Hesston lawmaker said.

Owens, chair of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice . . .


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