katy owens

Katy Owens

With State Senator Allen Christensen foregoing a re-election bid, the Utah Senate District 19 seat is up for grabs. KPCW spoke to the Democratic candidate for the seat, Katy Owens. She is running against Republican John Johnson. Here is her interview in its entirety. 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 05:11) Park City Planners Rebecca Ward and Elizabeth Jackson have details about the upcoming community discussions on the outdoor lighting regulation updates.

( 17:59) Candidate for Senate District 19 Democrat Katy Owens talks about her campaign.

( 31:22) Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews talks about why the statewide teachers’ union is supporting Amendment G on your ballot.

Sen. Allen Christensen

After 16 years representing Utah Senate District 19, Sen. Allen Christensen recently announced he won’t be seeking another term in office. 

North Ogden Republican Allen Christensen told the audience at the Action Utah legislative preview in Park City Wednesday that, after his term ends this year, he won’t run again for the District 19 senate seat he’s held since 2005.

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Katy Owens

Although they won’t officially declare their candidacy until March, hopefuls for seats in the state legislature are getting ready for the race. One Wasatch Back resident wants to make the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot.

Katy Owens is a bit of a policy wonk. She specializes in election consulting and volunteers with the League of Women Voters. She also volunteers with Voterise, a non-partisan organization that registers young voters. Now, she plans to run as a Democrat for Senate District 19 because she wants to see a state legislature that’s more representative of its constituents.