Thomas Owens

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State Senate (Kansas 8)


Family: Wife: Donna; 2 Children: Craig, Cuyler

Born: 08/13/1945 Watertown, NY

Home: Overland Park, Kansas

Religion: Christian/ Protestant

Education: Graduated, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978-1981 JD, Washburn University School of Law, 1971-1974 BA, Kansas State University, 1963-1968

Profession: Adjunct Professor, Johnson County Community College, 2005-present Attorney, Private Practice, 1991-present Attorney, Kansas Department of Social Rehabilitation, 1988-1991 Attorney, McAulay, Owens, Heyl & Kincaid Private Practice, 1978-1988 Attorney, City of Overland Park, Kansas, 1976-1978 Underwriter, Employers Reinsurance Corporation, 1974-1976 Colonel, United States Army Active Reserve Component, 1971-1974 Active Duty, United States Army, Vietnam, 1968-1971

Political: Senator, Kansas State Senate, 2009-present Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 19th District, 2002-present Council Member, Overland Park City Council, 3rd District, Kansas, 1981-2005 Candidate, Kansas State Senate, District 8, 2000

Congressional Membership: Vice Chair, Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Member, Johnson County Juvenile Corrections Advisory Panel Vice Chair, Kansas Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations Member, Kansas Supreme Court Appointed Commission on Child Support Guidelines Former Chair, Johnson County Juvenile Law Section Former Chair, Kansas Court/Social Rehabilitation Services/Educational Liaison

Organization Membership: Member, Rotary International, 2003-present Member, Johnson County Bar Association, 1975-present Member, Kansas Bar Association, 1975-present Board Member, National League of Cities, 1976-2005 Member, American Association Public Welfare Attorneys, 1988-1991 Member, American Legion Post #370 Member, Colonial Congregational Church Member, Friends of the Arboretum Member, Friends of the Johnson County Museums Member, Kansas State University Alumni Association Member, Reserve Officers Association Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #846 Member, Washburn University Law School Alumni Former Member, American Bar Association Former President, Optimist/ValleyView


Administrative Rules and Regulations

Confirmation Oversight

Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight


Federal and State Affairs


Kansas Security

Parole Board Oversight


Special Claims Against the State


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