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Brad Owen

Brad Owen
15th Lieutenant Governor of Washington
Assumed office
January 15, 1997
Governor Gary Locke
Christine Gregoire
Jay Inslee
Preceded by Joel Pritchard
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1983
Preceded by Ruthe Ridder
Succeeded by Lena Swanson
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 24th district
In office
January 10, 1977 – January 10, 1983
Preceded by Leona Savage Osterman
Succeeded by Richard Fisch
Personal details
Born (1950-05-23) May 23, 1950
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Linda Owen
Children Shanie
Religion Protestantism
Website Government website

Bradley Owen (born May 23, 1950) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party and currently serves as the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Washington. Owen is the longest currently serving Lieutenant Governor in the United States. In the event of the governor leaving office, Owen would assume the position of governor until a special election could be held.

Owen was a small business owner before entering politics. He was elected as [1] He has received criticism for his work ethic, not working outside of the legislative calendar, working from home and prioritising his outside business interests ahead of his duties as Lieutenant Governor.[2] In September 2014 he was fined $15,000 for breaking state law by using state resources to run Strategies for Youth, his personal non-profit group.

On April 2, 2008, the King of Spain Juan Carlos I bestowed the Order of Isabella the Catholic, or Spanish knighthood, on Owen.[3]


  1. ^ Brad Owen Might Be Washington's Next Governor. Wait, What Does He Do Again?
  2. ^ Lt. Governor defends work ethic, outside business
  3. ^ King of Spain to bestow Spanish knighthood on Lt. Governor Owen

External links

  • Campaign website
  • Lieutenant Governor of Washington website
Political offices
Preceded by
Joel Pritchard
Lieutenant Governor of Washington
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