Our newest Representative Derrin Owens was born and raised in Show Low, Arizona. He’s the eighth of nine children and the product of Mormon Pioneers. After serving an LDS Mission to Chicago, Illinois his family moved from Arizona to settle in Ephraim, where he would try his hand at ranching.
Representative Owens married Heather Owens, and the settled in Fountain Green, where they’ve lived together, with their five children, for 23 years. He and his family enjoy boating at Lake Powell, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, hunting, and anything else Utah’s beautiful outdoors has to offer.
Owens received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science after studying at Snow College and Southern Utah University. He received a Master’s degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. Representative Owens taught history and coached track, wrestling, football. Now a licensed school counselor, he works closely with the students at Juab High School.
Representative Owens is a member of the National School Counselor’s Association, the Utah School Counselor’s Association and in 1998 was named Coach of the Year after leading his women’s and men’s track teams to state championships.
Representative Owens is a hobby rancher, lover and memorizer of poetry, and incidentally is missing the first day of school today. Maybe the Governor will write him an excuse.
We’re excited to welcome Representative Owens to our esteemed body. We know he’ll represent his constituents admirably and wish him well on his first day!