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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.)

(will retire at end of term)


Biography
District: 21st District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2009-present
Born: Jan. 20, 1949; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Plattsburgh
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jane Owens; three children
Education: Manhattan College, B.S.B.A. 1971; Fordham U., J.D. 1974
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 1971-75; Air Force, 1975-79; Air Force Reserve, 1979-82
Start of Service: Elected: 2009 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Homeland Security)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalBill Owens (D, WFM) 126,63150.2
Matt Doheny (R, C, INDC) 121,64648.2
Donald Hassig (GREEN) 4,1741.7
2010generalBill Owens (D) 82,23247.5
Matt Doheny (R) 80,23746.4
Doug Hoffman (C) 10,5076.1
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: NY-21)
 
Tilts Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

262nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D) is 3rd.

5th

New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

4,439

Twitter Followers (@billowensny)

Rep. Bill Owens has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.