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Democratic Challenger Responds To Criminal Background

Roger Owen, Candidate for U.S. Congress, Dist. 1 Roger Owen, Candidate for U.S. Congress, Dist. 1

He was convicted of felony burglary charges in 1985 and served seven months in a Florida prison. That won't stop Longview Democrat Roger Owen from challenging U.S. Congressman Louie Ghomert for the First District U.S. House seat.

Owen says Washington, D.C. is overrun with lawyers, and he hopes voters will look beyond his past and send him to the hill to protect their interests.

When it came to answering questions about the conviction, he says he does not remember much.

Roger Owens:
"It's been so many years ago. I'm going to be honest with you. I don't remember. 

Lindsay Wilcox:
"You don't remember if there was a trial or not?"

Owens:
"I don't even remember."

Wilcox:
"A felony burglary conviction, and you don't even remember if you went to trial or not?"

Owens:
"I don't even remember. Most people don't like a junkyard dog, but if they want to protect what's their's, guess what? That junk yard dog is usually the first thing they go for.  That's me. I'm that junk yard dog. I'll go there, and I'll fight for what's valuable to us."

To find out more about Roger Owen, just click on the Know More On 7 link, then look for the 'Roger Owen' link.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

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