Representative Mark Owens is the Republican state representative for Oregon's House District 60. He is a local farmer and small business owner, Crane School Board Member, and former Harney County Commissioner.
During the 2023 legislative session, Mark serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on House Committee On Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water; the House Committee on Climate, Energy and Environment; the House Committee on Business and Labor, and the Joint Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources. He will also serve as an alternate member of the Joint Committee on Conduct.
Eastern Oregon has been Mark's home for over 32 years, but his history in the community goes back much farther. Although he grew up in Boring, Oregon, Mark spent his summers as a teenager working on a ranch in Harney County before moving here as a young adult, meeting his wife, and making this community their home. He currently owns and operates an alfalfa ranch and custom haying business in Harney County.
Prior to being elected state representative, Mark served as a Harney County Commissioner where his main priority was to ensure Harney County's ability to sustain local agriculture while looking for additional business opportunities and economic development for the community. The use of natural resources, public lands and protecting our way of life has been and still will be his primary focus.
When not working on his alfalfa ranch, running his local businesses, or serving in public capacities, Mark enjoys traveling with his family, visiting his daughter in college, watching his son play sports, and fishing.
House District 60 encompasses all of Baker, Grant, Harney, Lake and Malheur Counties, and parts of Deschutes County.
- Farmer and Owner, Owens Hay LLC
- Harney County Watershed Council
- Blue Intergovernmental Council, Co–Convener
- Harney Community-Based Water Planning Co-Convener
- Crane School Board, Member