Batavia Township – Today, Nick Owens officially announced his candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives in the newly created 66th District for the Republican primary election in 2012. Nick Owens is a graduate of Batavia High School and the University of Cincinnati. Currently, Nick is in his last year of law school at the University of Dayton where he is scheduled to graduate this May. Prior to entering law school Nick Owens worked nearly five years for U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt with separate stints in her Cincinnati district and Washington, DC offices.
“The most important issue facing Brown and Clermont Counties today is jobs. The 66th Ohio House District deserves a representative in the state legislature who will fight tirelessly for jobs in Southern Ohio. The latest unemployment numbers of 9.1 percent for our state is completely unacceptable and while leaders in Columbus are working hard for Ohio, we must continue to do better,” stated Owens.
“The citizens of Brown and Clermont Counties deserve the opportunity to the live the American dream and should not have to leave the State and their loved ones to find gainful employment. It is time for Ohioans of all backgrounds to work together and put our state back in the right direction and I’m prepared to roll up my sleeves and get right to work,” stated Owens.
Additional campaign information can be found at: www.votenickowens.com
The newly created 66th House District includes: portions of Clermont County (Village of Batavia, Batavia Township, Village of Amelia, Pierce Township, Village of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Township, Ohio Township, Village of New Richmond, Monroe Township, Washington Township, Village of Moscow, Village of Neville, Franklin Township, Village of Felicity, Village of Chilo, Tate Township, and Village of Bethel) and all of Brown County.
ABOUT NICK OWENS:
Nick Owens is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Being born to a teenage mother at the age of 17 has shown Nick the importance of pro-life policies and making the right decisions. Nick was raised in Batavia and has deep roots in Clermont County. Prior to graduating from Batavia High School in 2003, Nick enrolled at Clermont College as a full-time student during his Junior and Senior years of high school. In 2003, Nick transferred to the University of Cincinnati's main campus where for two years he was a student equipment manager for the Bearcats football team. In his second year, Nick became the head student equipment manager to then Coach Mark Dantonio.
At the age of 20, Nick became the first person in his immediate family to earn a college degree. Majoring in Finance and Real Estate, Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Just days after completing his undergraduate education, Nick began his first involvement in Republican politics when he started volunteering for former State Representative Jean Schmidt in her initial Congressional campaign.
Upon Congresswoman Schmidt’s special election to the United States House of Representatives, Nick was asked to be a Staff Assistant in her Cincinnati district office. After Congresswoman Schmidt’s election to her first full term, Nick was transferred to the Washington, DC office where he was promoted to the position of Legislative Correspondent. After a few years of working on Capitol Hill, Nick decided to further his education and moved back home to Batavia where he continued working for Congresswoman Schmidt while preparing for law school.
Nick began his graduate studies in May 2010 at the University of Dayton School of Law. He is currently enrolled in the School of Law’s accelerated law degree program, and is scheduled to graduate this May. During his last year of law school, Nick has worked for the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office where he has assisted in the prosecution of numerous criminal misdemeanor cases, including receiving a conviction during his first jury trial.
Nick’s father, Rob, currently runs a small family-owned heating and cooling business in the Clermont and Brown County area, in which his mother Judy assists. Additionally, Nick has one sister, Stephanie, who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. She has achieved the rank of Corporal and has served one tour of duty in Afghanistan.