TN Legislators Seek END to Adequate Funding for Public Schools


NOTE: This post is still in progress and is being published early to share the ridiculous things that are said in the committee meeting video at the bottom.

The State Constitution of Tennessee has only been amended 27 times in 233 years. However, amending the State Constitution is exactly what Bill Dunn wants

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KC BOE Candidate Q & A - SPEAK

District 2 School Board candidate answers to questions from SPEAK: Students Parents and Educators Across Knox County

Jennifer Owen

Grant Standefer

1. What minimum qualifications do you think the KCS superintendent should have?

I believe a successful

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KCS BOE Candidate Q & A from the Knoxville Mercury

The Knoxville Mercury sent questionnaires to all the candidates in the March 1 primary. These are the full responses submitted by candidates for Board of Education in District 2.


Age: 48 Family: Husband, Robert Owen How long in Knox County? 20 years Job: Former teacher, Knox County

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KCS BOE Candidate Q & A from the LWV

Knox County Board of Education – District 2

Each answer was limited to 1,000 characters.

Jennifer Owen

2217 Fair Drive Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 919-1998


Grant Standefer

5547 Beverly Square Way Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 599-9661


Q: 1. Is the current funding for Knox County Schools adequate?

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Sample Ballot for March1st, 2016

Some voters have said that they are confused by the sample ballot and can’t find their candidates on it. I have taken the sample ballot from the Knox County Election Commission site and outlined the different race headings to make them a little easier to spot. Keep in mind that your actual ballot, though long,

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SPEAK Endorsement


On February 9th, members of Students Parents Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK), met to consider candidates’ answers to questions which had been submitted by members, regarding issues that are important to our public schools. We are proud to announce that Jennifer has been endorsed by SPEAK for District 2 Board of Education! Continue reading SPEAK Endorsement

First Endorsement

Jennifer has been endorsed by KC-PACE, the Knox County Political Action Committee for Education!

The committee interviews candidates for Board of Education races as well as County Commission races to select candidates who show strong support for public education.

Educators are invited to join the candidates at a meet and greet at Buddy’s Bar-b-q Banquet

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Dist 2, 5 BOE Candidates - TN this Week

This week on WATE TV Channel 6, “Tennessee this Week,” Stephanie Beecken sat down with Board of Education candidates for seats in District 2 and 5:

Early Voting Locations and Schedule

Early Voting Schedule

Wednesday, February 10th to Tuesday, February 23rd Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm* Saturdays: 11am – 5pm Closed Sundays OPEN on President’s Day, February 15th *February 22nd and 23rd early voting hours will be 9am – 7pm



City County Building 400 W. Main St., 37902 OPENS AT NOON ON WEEKDAYS

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Knoxville Focus Article – 2/1/16

Sally Absher covered many important issues in her story about me in a recent edition of the Knoxville Focus. Several residents who read the article have called to offer support as well as to ask questions about other concerns. If you have questions or comments, I welcome your emails and calls!

Jennifer Owen: Committed to Students