Jun 11, 2020 • 7M

Katy Owens & Community-Based View of Health - #plugintodevin

 
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#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for Congress Guest: Katy Owens Office Sought: Utah Senate District 19 Issue: Access to healthcare that families can afford has been an issue the community for a long time, but I think the events of this year have brought into focus just how important this is. I have a younger brother who was born with a number of heart and lung problems, and spent a lot of my childhood in the waiting rooms of children's hospitals. Now I've experienced something similar with my own son and some health chronic problems he's had in his young life. My husband and I, and my parents before us, had to make decisions about where we lived and where we worked to make sure we have the health insurance to keep our kids healthy. I think a lot of things are in flux right now because it remains to be seen how our system handles the COVID-19 crisis in the comings months, but I think we need to focus more on public health than we currently do - taking a more community-based view of health. Bio: Katy Owens is running for Utah Senate District 19, which includes parts of Weber, Summit, and Morgan Counties. She is running to create a more responsive and representative legislature. Katy lives in Summit County with her husband and two kids. She has a bachelor’s degree in international relations, a master’s degree in political science, and has been in the field of election administration for the last ten years. She has worked for the Denver Elections Division, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), The Carter Center's Democracy Program, and now provides consulting services on election administration policy and management. Katy wants to see a better future for Utah's kids, which includes affordable healthcare, quality education, clean air and a meaningful voice in the legislature. Website: www.katyforutah.com Twitter: @katyforutah Facebook: facebook.com/katyforutah Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katy-owens-hubler-30918411/ Instagram: @katyforutah Photo credit: Gillian Hunter Photography #plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol