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  Owens, Major R.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameMajor R. Owens
Address
Brooklyn, New York , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 28, 1936
DiedOctober 21, 2013 (77 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 20, 2014 01:02am
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Pro-Term Limits - Protectionist - Married - Baptist - Straight -
InfoElected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982 from New York's 11th Congressional District, Representative Owens is a member of the vitally necessary Education and the Workforce Committee, which guides all federal involvement in education, job training, labor law, employee safety and pensions, programs for the aging and people with disabilities, and equal employment opportunities. Representative Owens also serves on the Government Reform Committee.

As Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee for Workforce Protections, Representative Owens has led the fight for minimum wage increases, blocked the attempt to eliminate cash payments for overtime, confronted the steam rolling attempt to repeal Davis-Bacon, defeated the conspiracy to dismantle the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and spearheaded the fight against legislation designed to gag labor unions.

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights for six years, Representative Owens' record for passing legislation was second only in New York to Adam Clayton Powell. As Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on Haiti, he led the successful three-year fight which restored the democratically elected President.

Representative Owens has had previous high achievement careers as a public library Community Coordinator, a Community Action Executive, a New York City Commissioner, a Columbia University Professor, and a New York State Senator.


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RACES
  11/02/2004 NY District 11 Won 94.03% (+90.97%)
  09/14/2004 NY District 11 - D Primary Won 45.44% (+16.51%)
  11/05/2002 NY District 11 Won 86.56% (+74.01%)
  11/07/2000 NY District 11 Won 87.01% (+80.48%)
  09/12/2000 NY District 11 - D Primary Won 54.40% (+8.81%)
  11/03/1998 NY District 11 Won 89.99% (+81.34%)
  11/05/1996 NY District 11 Won 91.95% (+83.91%)
  11/08/1994 NY District 11 Won 88.87% (+79.40%)
  11/03/1992 NY District 11 Won 93.61% (+88.59%)
  11/06/1990 NY District 12 Won 94.90% (+92.19%)
  11/08/1988 NY District 12 Won 93.01% (+86.03%)
  11/04/1986 NY District 12 Won 91.49% (+85.51%)
  09/09/1986 NY District 12 - D Primary Won 78.14% (+56.29%)
  11/06/1984 NY District 12 Won 90.50% (+81.01%)
  09/11/1984 NY District 12 - D Primary Won 67.49% (+46.88%)
  11/02/1982 NY District 12 Won 90.51% (+83.99%)
  09/23/1982 NY District 12 - D Primary Won 54.24% (+8.49%)
  11/04/1980 NY State Senate 17 Won 92.30% (+84.60%)
  11/07/1978 NY State Senate 17 Won 91.63% (+83.27%)
  11/02/1976 NY State Senate 17 Won 90.19% (+82.12%)
  09/14/1976 NY State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 61.49% (+22.97%)
  11/05/1974 NY State Senate 17 Won 79.48% (+64.53%)
  09/10/1974 NY State Senate 17 - D Primary Won 39.42% (+5.36%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NYC Council 33 - D Primary - Sep 15, 2009 D Kenneth Diamondstone
NY US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D Fernando Ferrer
NYC Public Advocate - D Primary - Sep 13, 2005 D Norman Siegel
NY US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean
New York City Mayor - D Primary - Sep 25, 2001 D Alan Hevesi
NY US President - D Primary - Apr 07, 1992 D Tom Harkin
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 12, 1989 D David Dinkins
NYC Council President - D Primary Runoff - Sep 19, 1977 D Carol Bellamy