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Former Prosecutor Robert Owens set to formally announce he will run for Ohio Attorney General as an Independent, says he will restore the rule of law over political favoritism
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Delaware County lawyer Robert Owens is set to announce that he will seek the office of Ohio Attorney General vacated by Democrat Marc Dann. There will be a special election for the office held November 4. Democrat Marc Dann resigned from office in disgrace on May 14 following revelations of a sex and money scandal. The lesser known Democrat from Youngstown won the office in 2006 as a result of the Republican’s hugely embarrassing “Coingate” scandal that cost Ohio millions of taxpayer dollars and resulted in criminal charges, though not nearly enough jail time for those involved.
A grassroots effort of almost 100 volunteer circulators collected more than 1300 signatures from 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties to gain ballot access for Mr. Owens. Upon filing the necessary petitions, Mr. Owens released the following statement with regard to why he is running for office; “There is an inherent conflict between the law and big money politics. The Attorney General is the highest law enforcement official in Ohio and has a duty to protect the State and its citizens by upholding the law. That duty is challenged when influenced by the corrupting nature of partisan politics.
Corruption is the natural consequence of this conflict. As an Independent candidate for Attorney General, I will not be bound to powerful special interests or promises of votes that will affect my enforcement of the law. When I say I will bring integrity to the office, I truly believe this can only be accomplished by an Independent administrator.”
Mr. Owens was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University, Oxford University (United Kingdom) and Capital University Law School. In his legal career, he clerked for a Federal District Court Judge, worked for one of the largest law firms in Ohio, served as a Prosecutor in Sunbury, Ohio and now has a private law practice handling criminal and civil matters. Mr. Owens is a long time community leader and activist for pro-American legislation at the Federal, State and Local level. Mr. Owens and his wife Teri have been married for 10 years.
Ohio law makes an independent run for office extremely difficult. However, a dedicated grassroots network is already emerging, having delivered well over the required petition signatures with less than ten days to organize. The lack of previous press information is a result of the extremely tight time restrictions imposed by Ohio law.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Owens 2008 Campaign HQ at (614) 839-8544 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A formal press conference will be set within the next week to officially announce the campaign.