Born Nov. 10, 1937, Rep. Darryl Owens (D) represents District 43 which covers part of Jefferson County. Owens earned his bachelor's degree from Central State University in Ohio, and later earned a law degree from Howard University of Law. According to his Web site biography,
"He has served as past president of the Louisville Legal Aid Society, president of the Louisville Branch of the NAACP, and first vice president of the Louisville Urban League. He was voted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame and named a 2005 Outstanding Policy Maker in Kentucky. In 1983, Rep. Owens was elected as a commissioner of the Jefferson County Fiscal Court, the first and only African American to serve in this capacity. Rep. Owens is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations and has served as a Kentucky assistant attorney general, assistant county attorney and a juvenile court judge."
Owens has been in the Kentucky House of Representatives since 2005.
- In September 2010, Owens openly criticized Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday for his remarks about all schools with diversity failing No Child Left Behind by 2014. Read the Bluegrass Institute Blog on Owen's criticism here.
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