Personal: Jim and his wife, Rosemary, have lived in Rio Rancho for 24 years. They have 6 grown children and eight granddaughters.
Professional: Extensive experience in public office, Economic Development; leadership roles with the Rio Rancho School District and Chamber of Commerce, former Intel Site Manager, and over twenty years of professional business ownership
Education: B.S. Degree ASU – 1973
Councilor Owen was elected as District 1 City Councilor in April 2016 via a runoff election to a four-year term. He was reelected in March 2020 to a four-year term.
The next election for the District 1 City Councilor seat is March 2024. Rio Rancho Governing Body members are elected in non-partisan elections.