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Representative Owens speaking at an event

Doug Owens

Representative Owens

District 33

Doug Owens started representing District 33's residents in 2021. He serves on several important legislative committees, including the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Standing Committee, and the House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee. Additionally, he has been appointed to the Justice Court Reform Task Force and the Legislative Water Development Commission.

Representative Owens is dedicated to enhancing education, bolstering Utah's economy, safeguarding our air quality, and preserving the unique aspects of Utah that make it special. In his legislative capacity, he has introduced bills aimed at preserving the Great Salt Lake and Utah's water resources. He also works tirelessly to ensure that Utah's Tribal Nations have a strong connection with elected officials and places a high priority on conserving public lands. Representative Owens serves as the co-chair of the Great Salt Lake Caucus and the Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus.

Outside of his legislative duties, Representative Owens is an attorney with over thirty years of experience in resolving intricate commercial, environmental, and employment disputes. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, holds degrees from the University of Utah and Yale Law School, and lives in Millcreek with his wife, Cynthia Smart Owens. Furthermore, he is the founder of Utah Outdoor Partners, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of Utah's outdoor spaces and advocating for the development of parks, trails, and recreational infrastructure to keep pace with the state's population growth.


  • House Ethics Committee

  • House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee

  • House Revenue and Taxation Committee

  • Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Quality Appropriations Subcommittee


HB0011 - Water Efficient Landscaping Amendments

HB0062 - Utah Water Ways Amendments

HB0127 - Bias Incident Reporting

HB0143 - Shooting Range Requirements 

HB0159 - Bears Ears Visitor Center Advisory Committee Repeal Amendments 

HB0195 - Land Use Planning Amendments 

HB0360 - Outdoor Recreation Amendments 

HB0401 - Water Usage Amendments

HB0458 - Public Contracts Labor Amendments

HB0568 - Intermittent Sentencing Amendments 

HB0573 - Assisted Living Facility Amendments 

HJR027 - Joint Resolution Encouraging Water-efficient Landscaping Ordinances for New Construction

RFA Agricultural Water Use Research

RFA Charge Your Yard Incentive Funding

RFA Great Salt Lake Phragmites Eradication

RFA Great Salt Lake Split-Season Lease Project

RFA Margaret (Meg) C. Osswald Fellowship

RFA Port Modernization

RFA Preparation for Utah Earthquake Early Warning

RFA Turf Removal Funding

RFA Utah Growing Water Smart Program - Plus

PO Box 91072,

Millcreek, UT, 84109

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