January 30, 2020

Andrea Dominguez, Chief of Staff, 541-889-8866

REDMOND—Mark Owens (R-Crane), a local farmer and small business owner who was recently appointed to the House District 60 seat by a unanimous vote of the County Commissioners, was officially sworn-in today as Oregon’s newest State Representative by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno in Redmond, with family and friends in attendance.   The location was moved to Redmond to accommodate Secretary Clarno’s schedule.

Oregon House District 60 includes all of Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, and part of Lake Counties.  The House District 60 seat was recently vacated upon the resignation of Rep. Lynn Findley (R-Vale), who was appointed to the Senate District 30 seat following the resignation of former-Senator Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario).

Owens resigned his recent position as Harney County Commissioner effective January 29, and will immediately report to Salem to take part in the 2020 Legislative Session, which will commence on Monday, February 3.

Rep. Owens said, “I am honored to be a part of this esteemed group of individuals who craft the legislation that governs our state.  I look forward to working on the important issues that face Oregon, and serving as a voice for our Eastern Oregon communities in Salem.”

Rep. Owens can be reached during the Session via phone at 503-986-1460 or via email at