Kim Owens is running to bring her lifetime of experience in public service, rate-payer advocacy, and energy and water regulation to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Currently serving her first term as a Commissioner on the Arizona Power Authority, Kim was also elected to three terms as a ratepayer advocate on the Salt River Project Council (SRP), re-elected twice by voters in her district, to represent the ratepayers. Kim’s public service includes serving twenty years on the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board, elected five times by the voters. She believes it is imperative to ask tough questions and look at all sides of every issue to prevent unintended consequences and make the proper decisions, free of outside influence.
As a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Kim will utilize her experience to ensure every utility company is appropriately regulated to provide what the Arizona Constitution requires, “convenience, comfort, and safety, and the preservation of the health, of the employees and patrons of such corporations”. Every Arizona community should receive the same level of quality, affordable and reliable service, every decision should be fair and honest and in the best interests of the ratepayer, no matter how big or how small.