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  • Jansen Owen


Updated: Mar 4, 2019

POPLARVILLE, MISS. - Jansen Owen, a conservative Republican, announced his candidacy for the Mississippi House of Representatives for District 106 on January 2, 2019 and officially qualified with the Republican Party on the same day.

Owen, a native of Poplarville, said, “I’m running for State Representative because I believe that our Mississippi is worth fighting for and I’m ready to be the fighter that Pearl River and Lamar Counties deserve in the House of Representatives. It’s time for innovative solutions, forward-thinking ideas, and a new generation of principled conservative leadership in Jackson to move Mississippi further into the 21st century. I’m eager to challenge the status quo and be a voice of change in the Mississippi Legislature.”

Owen says that fighting wasteful spending in state government, reducing tax and regulatory burdens on individuals and small businesses, tackling public corruption, supporting education, and fighting for term limits are just a few of the issues he intends to focus on in his campaign for the Mississippi House.

Owen worked his way through college at the courthouse in Pearl River County and earned his undergraduate degrees by commuting to night classes on the Gulf Coast. After serving over four years as a deputy in the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Owen served as the Chief Deputy Chancery Clerk for eight months before leaving to attend law school. His five years at the courthouse gave him a deep appreciation for the work of our county and state employees, as well as a deep understanding of the intricacies of our local and state government.

Owen graduated from Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi before enrolling at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, where he will earn his law degree in May. At Tulane Law, Owen is the symposium editor of the Tulane Law Review and works as a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Clinic. During his time in law school, Owen has worked as a student prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office in Harrison and Hancock Counties and as a law clerk with the Pearl River County Youth Court. He now serves as the county’s resource coordinator, connecting needy families with resources they may need to prevent the trauma of CPS involvement in their lives.

Owen has spent years dedicating himself to electing smart, accountable, and conservative candidates to public office while simultaneously advocating for our conservative principles on the local and state levels. Owen served for four years on the Pearl River County Republican Executive Committee, started the first ever College Republicans chapter at Pearl River Community College, and served as the treasurer of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans.

“I love our Mississippi. I believe in our Mississippi. As your next State Representative, I’ll never stop fighting for our values, I’ll never stop fighting for our district, and I’ll never stop fighting for a better Mississippi,” said Owen.

Owen resides in the Sones Chapel Community with his wife, the former Colbie Marshall of Poplarville, baby boy, Darby, and pup, Quincy. They are active members of The Beginnings Church in Poplarville where Colbie serves as the church’s creative arts media director. Owen also serves his state and country as a soldier in the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Owen will face off against three opponents in the Republican Primary on August 6. Since there are no Democrats, Libertarians, or Independents in the race, the August 6th election, and the subsequent runoff on August 27th, will determine the representative for Mississippi House District 106.

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